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.


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

ONTARIO FOOD PREMISES RULES

Food 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 ACT

This act removes liability from food donations that corporations make in good will. Educate food businesses in your area.
LINK



APPLICATION GUIDE

Download the steps to becoming a Food Rescuer!
PDF


BEST BEFORE TIMETABLE

Learn how long food is still edible even after a Best Before Date has passed.
PDF


FOOD TEMPERATURE GUIDE

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


NATIONAL ZERO WASTE COUNCIL

As 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.  
Download here

SAFE FOOD TRANSPORT GUIDE

Take advantage of our Food Safety knowledge. Download a more detailed sheet about safe food rescue.
PDF


SAFE FOOD TRANSPORT POSTER

Rescuing temperature-sensitive food is a big part of safe food recovery. Use this poster to share with your team of Rescuers!
PDF

FOODRESCUE.CA MANDATE

Our 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.


FoodRescue.ca Terms & Conditions for Not-for-Profit Recipients

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.

 

Better Beginnings Better Futures logo
Sudbury

Loving Spoonful logo
Kingston

Community Care of West Niagara
Niagara Region