Become a Food Rescuer
Let us help you access more food.
Your organziation'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.
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.
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
ONTARIO FOOD PREMISES RULESFood Safety is very important to us. All organizations that are involved with FoodRescue.ca should follow the Health Act for Food Premises https://www.ontario.ca/laws/regulation/170493 .
DONATION OF FOOD ACTThis act removes liability from food donations that corporations make in good will. Educate food businesses in your area.
BEST BEFORE TIMETABLELearn how long food is still edible even after a Best Before Date has passed.
FOOD TEMPERATURE GUIDELearn food safe temperature zones and best practices for measuring transported food temperatures.
NATIONAL ZERO WASTE COUNCILAs Chair of the Food Working Group with NZWC, our own Lori Nikkel helped in the development of Guidelines to Minimize Wasted Food and Facilitate Food Donations.
SAFE FOOD TRANSPORT GUIDETake advantage of our Food Safety knowledge. Download a more detailed sheet about safe food rescue.
SAFE FOOD TRANSPORT POSTERRescuing temperature-sensitive food is a big part of safe food recovery. Use this poster to share with your team of Rescuers!
FOODRESCUE.CA MANDATEOur goal is to to improve our environmental impact by diverting good, surplus food from going to landfill through supporting perishable food recovery which can provide immediate hunger relief.
To ensure everyone's peace-of-mind, we ask both Donors and Recipient organizations to agree to Terms and Conditions of using FoodRescue.ca. Please click the link above to download a copy of these Terms before completing the application. If you have any questions, please contact us.
We're grateful for our Regional Partners who are helping us launch FoodRescue.ca.