Become a Food Donor
Looking for a smart way to donate surplus food?
You just found it.
FREEAccess valuable metrics about your donations at no cost. We measure the types and amounts of food you recover, the number of meals you provide in the community, while also showing the equivalent greenhouse gases emissions averted, as a result of your good will.
SAFEFind peace-of-mind by removing donation concerns, as FoodRescue.ca reviews recipient organizations on your behalf to confirm proper food safety measures are in place.
CONVENIENTMake donating surplus food a part of your everyday business activities. It’s just good business any way you look at it.
It really helps us a lot to give away surplus food and we are glad to be doing it!
Thobor’s Boulangerie Patisserie Café
Who can donate?
Any food business operators - retailers, restaurateurs, coffee house purveyors, caterers, bakers, butchers, manufacturers, growers, distributors.
The bottom line.
Donating your surplus food instead of throwing it away saves on tipping fees, while supporting your local community. Not a bad idea, huh?
HOW IT WORKS
FoodRescue.ca connects your surplus food directly to social service organizations who will put it to great use. Your donations support community initiatives, such as snacks for children's after-school programs, meals for seniors, food for shelters and drop-in centres.
- Food businesses register here to become a member Food Donor
- Donate food by entering details of surplus food available, along with the location and pickup time
- Not-for-profit organizations apply and are screened to confirm food safety practices are in place
- FoodRescue.ca matches your donations to the most suitable organizations in your area
- You'll receive notices when Rescuers have agreed to pick up as you have specified
- Access your account at any time to view current donations and pull reports that suit your needs
Got Questions? Check out these FAQs
DONATION OF FOOD ACTThe Ontario Donation of Food Act protects businesses from liability when donating food in good will.
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.
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.