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In support of the City of Vancouver’s 2040 Zero Waste strategic plan, FoodMesh is helping to grow, support and measure activity from the city’s food recovery ecosystem.

September 2023 – August 2024

Do you have food you’re unable to sell?

Don’t let it go to waste. We’re here to help you find someone to put that food to good use. Give us a call to get started.

Vancouver’s food recovery network

Connect directly with food recovery partners in the network

If you want to connect directly with a food recovery partner, the following charitable organizations have the capacity to accept and redistribute large volumes of surplus food, and may be able to help you.

Click on their name to be redirected to their website, so you can get started.

Join the FoodMesh network

Join a growing community of organizations in the City of Vancouver dedicated to ensuring no food goes to waste.

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Find a use for your unsalable food

Select the type of surplus food you have and connect with a local organization that can help you put it to good use.

Food from multiple grocery departments

FoodMesh Managed Food Diversion Services

Maximize the amount of food you divert to a network of charities and/or farmers on a schedule you decide.

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Second Harvest Food Rescue App

Donate your unsold food to a network of local charities.

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Flash Foods

Sell your close-to-expiry products to consumers at a reduced cost.

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Unprocessed produce (e.g. whole apples, mandarins, avacados)

FoodMesh Marketplace

Sell or donate your large volumes of surplus produce to a local business or charity.

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Peko Produce

Sell your imperfect produce to consumers at a reduced cost

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Vancouver Food Runners

Donate your surplus food to a network of local charities (2 box minimum)

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Produce off cuts (e.g. lettuce leaves, tomato slices, carrot sticks)

ReCruz Produce

Get your produce offcuts upcycled into a new project and/or donated to a local dairy farm

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Food scraps (e.g. kitchen scraps, dinner plate waste)

FoodMesh Managed Food Diversion Services

Connect with a local farmer to feed it to their animals.

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Cooked/pre-prepared food (e.g. frozen meals, bakery items, sandwiches, sushi rolls)

Vancouver Food Runners

Donate your surplus food to a network of local charities (2 box minimum)

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La Tablée des Chefs

Donate your surplus food to a network of local charities

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Too Good To Go

Sell your surplus food to consumers at a reduced cost

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Non-perishables (e.g. cans and dried food)

FoodMesh Marketplace

Sell or donate your large volumes of non-perishable surplus food to a local business or charity.

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Vancouver Food Runners

Donate your surplus food to a network of local charities (2 box minimum)

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Fat, animal by-products (e.g. used cooking oil, deadstock)

Westcoast Reduction

Turn it into ingredients for pet and livestock feed, as well as fertilizers, soaps, lubricants, detergents, and biofuel

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Don’t see what you’re looking for?

Give us a call, and we’ll work with you to try to find a recipient for your surplus food.