In Canada, food waste has reached record breaking numbers. It is estimated that nearly 32% of lost and wasted food is edible and could have been redirected to help people
in our communities.
Food recovery is a top priority at The Food Bank. We work closely with corporate, community, and food industry partners – as part of our Saving Fresh. Feeding Community. program – to prevent edible, healthy food from being discarded and instead redirected to help the 33,355 people in need.
Join Us and Take a Fresh Approach to Food Security
Are you a local business, restaurant, farmer, food retailer, distributor or manufacturer who is interested in donating food to our Saving Fresh. Feeding Community. program?
Call us at: 519.743.5576 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about how you can get involved.
Supporting Saving Fresh. Feeding Community.
Reasons to Support Saving Fresh. Feeding Community.
- We offer reliable, scheduled pick-up and drop-off opportunities for local businesses supporting food recovery.
- Using our fleet of refrigerated vehicles, we are able to transport and store your donation at the appropriate temperature, ensuring the cold-chain is maintained.
- We are able to manage the distribution of your donation and allocate the product to the Community Food Assistance Network – a system of 100+ community programs and agency partners working together to distribute food and other vital supports.
All donations must include a full ingredient list. We are unable to accept moldy or rotten fruits and vegetables, or severely dented or damaged products. Products must have a best before date within a year of the donation date.
|Bakery||All bread and bread product with no visible spoilage or opened packages.|
|Dairy||All dairy product must be received before the best before date.|
|Frozen||All frozen fruits, vegetables, meals and desserts with no visible spoilage or opened packages.|
|General Grocery – Shelf Stable Items||All canned, jarred, bottled, boxed and bagged products with no visible spoilage or opened packages.|
|Grocery & Household Items||Non-perishable items with minimal damage and interior seals still intact.|
|Meat & Seafood||All frozen, bulk, and packaged meat, seafood and deli meat with no visible spoilage or opened packages.|
|Produce||All fruits and vegetables, bags of produce with minimal mold. Must have a minimum self-life of 2-3 days.|