Become a Food Rescuer

Let us help you access more food.

 

Your organization's food programs can flourish with greater access to fresh, nutritious food.

We can all reduce our environmental impact by rescuing good, edible food instead of throwing it away.

That's why we built this system just for you.

 

FoodRescue.ca is a free, online tool that offers the flexibility for

any organization to rescue

any kind of food,

from any type of food business,

any time you need it.


Connecting
Communities

Through FoodRescue.ca we can access items like yoghurt and juice that we usually don’t have the budget to provide.
Our clients and cooks are loving it!

CEO, Monarch Recovery Services

 

 

SMART.

Use rescued food to offset program costs. Access valuable data on the amount of food rescued, equivalent meals provided by your programs, and the resulting positive environmental impact.

SIMPLE.

FoodRescue.ca does the hard work of locating food and everyone gains peace-of-mind that food safety standards are met.

 

LOCAL.

Create stronger community connections through a network of local donors. Improve established relationships by measuring your rescues, together.

 

 

 

 

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HOW IT WORKS

 

FoodRescue.ca connects donations directly to social service organizations who can put this food to great use.

 

  • Food businesses register to become Food Donors
  • Donations are made by entering details of food available, along with the location and pickup time
  • Charities and not-for-profit organizations with food programs apply to become Food Rescuers
  • We confirm that food safety practices are in place
  • FoodRescue.ca matches donations to the capacities of each recipient organization
  • Rescuers agree to pickup at the time and location specified
  • Recipient organizations verify donations, so that donors know their good food has been rescued

 

Download the steps to become a Food Rescuer (PDF)

 

We can help you
find good food.

 

Got questions? Check out our FAQ.

Where is FoodRescue.ca available?
Who can be a Rescuer?
Who can receive donated food?
What should you know about donated food?
How big are donations?
Are any types of food not rescued?
What type of food is donated?
What does our organization need to do?

 

 

 

Resources

FOOD PREMISES RULES

Food Safety is very important to us.  All organizations that are involved with FoodRescue.ca must follow Canadian food safety requirements and provincial regulations, such as the Ontario Health Act for Food Premises and the BC Food Premises Regulation.

FOOD DONATION LIABILITY

Provincial Acts remove liability from food donations that are made in good faith. Please educate food businesses in your area.
ON
         BC



REGISTRATION GUIDES

See an overview of how to be a food rescuer HERE >

Or review detailed steps to the application process HERE >


BEST BEFORE TIMETABLE

Learn how long food is still edible even after a Best Before Date has passed.
Download our handy guide >  or read about the government's parameters here >

SAFE FOOD TRANSPORT

Rescuing temperature-sensitive food is a big part of safe food recovery. Take advantage of our Food Safety knowledge. Download a detailed guide about safe food rescue. PDF >

Use this poster to share with your team of Rescuers! PDF >

FOOD TEMPERATURE GUIDE

Learn food safe temperature zones and best practices for measuring transported food temperatures.
PDF


HOW TO CLAIM A DONATION

THE AVOIDABLE CRISIS OF FOOD WASTE

Second Harvest's ground-breaking report about surplus food being thrown away across the food industry.  Read all about the issues and what you can do.
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