Matching unsold food with organizations that are hungry for it

The problem

Almost 60-percent of food produced in Canada is never eaten. 86-percent of this wasted food is discarded at points along the supply chain—in other words, before it even reaches the country’s homes. The financial value of this potentially rescuable food is a staggering $49.46 billion. Even worse, it could have been used to feed the hungry and food insecure, groups whose numbers have swelled as a result of the pandemic.

The solution

The Emergency Food Distribution Network solution, led by FoodMesh, is Canada’s response to this troubling trend. It is powered by a platform that matches surplus food to organizations that need it most. It also enables users to measure and track the impact of their activity.

Read more about the project and its results