Our Passion is to Reduce Commercial Food Waste
We simplify the local food distribution channel by meshing supply and demand
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:
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 their own local food share networks
EMERGENCY FOOD RECOVERY NETWORK
creating a Canada-wide food recovery network as part of Canada’s Digital Supercluster