Our Passion is to Reduce Commercial Food Waste


 We simplify the local food distribution channel by meshing supply and demand


Our Story


FoodMesh was created in response to a desire to solve a global problem:
Avoidable food waste and food insecurity


The journey began in October 2015 after co-Founders Jessica and Francisco came across photos of beautiful edible produce headed to waste streams because they were too ripe for retail.
Unable to shake these images, they dedicated the next 6 months to investigate the root causes and scale of the food waste problem. It became clear that the problem is efficient re-distribution for unpredictable off spec product.
This led to the seeding of FoodMesh – a solution to power the circular economy for surplus food using network effects.
Starting in 2017 with an online, self-serve Marketplace designed to simplify food re-distribution by matching demand and supply in a more efficient and intelligent way, today, FoodMesh has bloomed to provide over $6 million meals and has helped save over $20 million in food value for organizations using our apps and services.

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Since 2018, FoodMesh has created apps and services beyond the Marketplace, that include:

  • RETAIL FOOD RECOVERY PROGRAM

    Grocery Stores donate 100% of their fresh surplus food, daily, to charities, then farmers for animal feed.

  • REGIONAL FOOD RECOVERY NETWORKS

    in partnership with Municipalities and Cities, to build there own local food share networks

  • EMERGENCY FOOD RECOVERY NETWORK

    creating a Canada-wide food recovery network as part of Canada’s Digital Supercluster

Please refer to SERVICES in the top menu for more information



Our Network

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Our Team



Jessica Regan

CEO & Co-Founder


James Rowe

Operations & Technical Director


Maria Verdicchio

Account Manager & Community Engagement


Dan Potter

Retail Program Director


Clea Wells

Retail Program Manager


Stuart Carmichael

Systems Engineer


Teddie Geach

Account Manager


Bill Price

Program Trainer


Eric Douglas

Community Engagement &
Operations Support


Aiko Uda

Store Launch Coordinator


Sid Brar

Retail Program Trainer

Our Advisors





David Christie

Chair, Business Advisor


Keith Ippel

Social Impact Advisor


Tom Urban

Agriculture Advisor


Adya Djoka

Industry Advisor