NOURISH
YOUR COMMUNITY.



FoodRescue.ca is the neighbourhood connection
for any food business
to donate any type of unsold, good food
to any organization that feeds people in need.

 

Smart. Simple. Local.

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If you're a food business with excess food, use our free tool to donate food safely and easily.

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Not-for-profit organizations can rescue nutritious food directly from local donors.

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We can all learn a few simple ideas to use food more wisely at home.

Never underestimate

the difference

you can make.

A NEW way to donate excess food.

SMART

It's inevitable that food businesses have a bit of surplus at the end of a day.  But, we believe there's a better way to manage excess than to throw out edible food.  It's much better for the environment to redirect this food to people in need.
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SIMPLE

We can help make food recovery part of your everyday business activities, so you can say goodbye to tipping fees.  Register. Donate. Repeat. How simple is that?  Donating surplus food just makes good sense.
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LOCAL

Social service organizations now have a safe way to access food to help feed those in need, right in our own neighbourhoods. FoodRescue.ca is that connection to help make good will a reality.  
Find out how to become a Rescuer
 

Good food needs rescuing

 

We are so lucky in Canada to have an abundance of top quality, fresh food. Maybe because of this abundance, we've become careless by throwing away 40% of our food, even though most of what we waste is perfectly edible.

Around our community table, we have people that are experiencing food insecurity - single parents struggling to pay bills and feed the kids, seniors living on shrinking incomes, youth that can't make ends meet. These people are our neighbours, co-workers, students, class-mates, or retirees we see at the bus stop.

Plus, tremendous amounts of greenhouse gasses are released into the atmosphere when we throw away good food. This is not a sustainable situation for our environment.

So we decided to do something about it by building FoodRescue.ca.

 

 

 

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Together, we have impact

Results of food rescued in Ontario since May 2018

 

Dinner Plate

73,490

meals
provided

Piggy Bank

$183,725

donated food
value

Basil

220,380

pounds greenhouse gas
emissions averted