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.


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


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


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


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

Our Network


Our Team

Jessica Regan

CEO & Co-Founder

James Rowe

New Markets

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

Program Launch Coordinator

Sid Brar

Retail Program Trainer

Megan Czerpak

Communications Director

Surindra Sugrim

Community Engagement Manager

Tricia Jackson

Business Development Manager

Our Advisors

David Christie

Chair, Business Advisor

Keith Ippel

Social Impact Advisor

Tom Urban

Agriculture Advisor

Adya Djoka

Industry Advisor