The Fraser Valley Regional District Food Recovery Network

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The Fraser Valley Regional District was the first region to commit to building a stronger food network with FoodMesh.

In partnership with FoodMesh, the Fraser Valley Regional District is building a food recovery network of Fraser Valley-based businesses, charities and farmers to connect those with surplus food to those who need it.

Past events

Community meeting: How to put your unsold food and compostable materials to good use in the Fraser Valley

The Fraser Valley Regional District’s waste sorting bylaw will start to be enforced for all businesses starting April 1, 2022.

Join other local businesses to learn about some of the organizations out there that can help you find new uses for your unsold food and compostable materials, and help you comply with the new bylaw.

Featuring presentations by:

  • Jamie Benton, Fraser Valley Regional District
  • Megan Czerpak, FoodMesh
  • Salina Derish, PickEco Refills
  • Jennifer Bakken, Blue Planet Recycling
  • Sam Kashani, Too Good To Go
  • Nick Synnott, Trendi
  • Derek Quan, West Coast Reduction
  • Fenrir Cerebellion, Chilliwack Free Fridge
  • Sang Lê, Peko Produce
Watch the recording

As a member of the network, depending on your organization’s needs, you may participate in one or both of the following FoodMesh programs:

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Whether you have surplus food, or are looking for low-cost or donated food, our online B2B Marketplace will connect you to what you need.

Open to food suppliers, distributors, processors, retailers, grocers, restaurants, caterers and charities.

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Retail Food Recovery Program

If you are a retailer, we can help you reduce your food waste and ensure that all of your surplus food is put to good use. If you are looking for fresh food donations, this program can set you up with a regular supply.

Open to retailers, charities, farmers and composters.

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Start reducing food waste and feeding more

By April 2022, the Fraser Valley Regional District Food Recovery Network is expected to:

Save 1,363,448 kg of food from being thrown away

Provide 2,000,000 worth of meals to feed people

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“This project is helping the FVRD region reduce the amount of food waste being disposed of and finding higher uses that benefit the environment, our economy and communities.”

Chair of the Fraser Valley Regional District Board, and City of Chilliwack Councillor – Jason Lum

Here’s what the FRVD network has accomplished to October 2020

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Meals provided (meal size 600gr)

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Food rescued (KG)

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CO2 emissions saved (KG)

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Donation value ($)

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