Retail Food Recovery program
The Retail Food Recovery program helps retailers divert up to 100% of their perishables to the highest end use
Food is safely directed to a local network of charities and farmers, while helping retailers achieve their recovery goals
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* The program started in Chilliwack, and is now in Kelowna, Prince George, Vernon, Creston, Abbotsford, Maple Ridge, Mission, Cranbrook, Sparwood, Burnaby, Vancouver, Richmond, New West, Tri-Cities, Victoria…and expanding across B.C. Join the network today as a lead or support participant.
How does it work?
Each day, retailers sort edible and inedible shrink and prepare for a lead charity to collect.
The designated Lead Charity picks up all product, and shares with a network of local charities and local farmers.
All donations are tracked via a custom app and all users get real time analytics.
Benefits of Participation
Divert 100% of your perishables to higher end uses
Work with verified charities and know where your donations go
Access real time metrics of store level activity.
Secured daily access to fresh food product.
Easily share excess food with other charities and farmers
Track donation data easier.
Access high quality donated perishables
Scheduled days for predictable supply
Commit to using the donated food for their animals, or pass it on to another farmer
Pick up more product at one central location
Become an verified recipient for participating stores
Get product that is more suitable for composting
Check out how Save On Foods is benefiting from the ‘Retail Food Recovery Program’! All perishables from Save On Foods are diverted on a daily basis to charities and farmers for animal feed.
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