News & Events

Chilliwack’s just-opened Save-On-Foods at Cottonwood Centre will become the fourth local location to partner with FoodMesh, diverting 100 per cent of its unsalable food to charitable organizations.

The Chilliwack Salvation Army will be one two primary recipients of the food donations. Read the full story.

Western Canadian grocery retailer Save-On-Foods is expanding its zero food-waste promise to include the latest of its stores to open its doors in Chilliwack, B.C.

In partnership with FoodMesh, Save-On-Foods’ fourth Chilliwack location is diverting 100% of its unsalable food to charitable organizations in the area that can turn that food into meals for Chilliwack’s residents - just like its three sister stores in the area. Read the full media release.

City of Richmond and FoodMesh came together in November 2019 to launch the Richmond Food Recovery Network, the objective was simple – work with local businesses to help address food waste and insecurity by diverting unsold food to improve access for those in need. The target was to find and divert enough surplus food to provide 300,000 meals for Richmond residents through local charity organizations. The actual impact was 644,800 meals, a staggering 215 per cent achievement over target. Read the full announcement
A national consortium including government and organizations from the food, technology and non-profit sectors is leading the charge to address the impacts of COVID-19 on the food supply chain in Canada. Read the press release here...

June 14th, 2019 - B.C. grocery store sets ambitious goal to become zero-waste. A new initiative is seeing high-quality food waste from grocery stores go to the B.C. families who need it most. Michael Newman has details.

February 21st, 2019 - Save On Foods has incorporated the FoodMesh 'Retail Food Recovery Program' into their daily operations. This program diverts all perishables from their stores on a daily basis to charities and farmers for animal feed.
February 21st, 2019 - Kelowna Now - Today, Save-On-Foods announced its company-wide strategy to get to zero waste using our Retail Recovery Program.

January 17th, 2019 - Global News - Okanagan program to reduce food waste, increase food security

January 2019 - Joda Creative highlighted our Retail Recovery Program on behalf of Rhiza Capital for it's 'Impact Series'
November 8th, 2018 - FoodMesh Founder, Jessica Regan, speaks about food recovery at the National Zero Waste Conference

FoodMesh is a business-to-business (B2B) food exchange platform designed to match commercial surplus food with businesses and charities to reduce food waste. FoodMesh CEO, Jessica Regan is set to share their success story at the 2018 Zero Waste Conference. #ZWC18

FoodMesh Founder, Jessica Regan speaks on a panel, Nov., 8th, at the Zero Waste Conference. Circular principles bring challenges to traditional business practices, rewards for successful innovators, and a fundamental shift in the way we use the goods and services that drive our global economy. Exploring the factors bringing the biggest impacts, examining the trends still gaining momentum, and understanding the most effective ways to prosper in these exciting times.
'Purposefuly Profitable; Sustainability and your Business' FoodMesh Founder, Jessica Regan, shared her strategy on how to Waste Less, and Feed More.
As part of the Sustainable Event Professional Certificate (SEPC) course, FoodMesh Founder, Jessica Regan, spoke on ways of incorporating sustainable practices into event management to drive business results.
FoodMesh exhibited at the BCTECHSummit. BC's innovation economy is elevated to a global scale by bringing together business leaders and technology experts all across B.C. and around the world to exchange ideas, insights and opportunities. 
'REthink a World Without Waste', was the theme at the 2018 conference The Recycling Council of B.C. this year, and Jessica Regan spoke on Innovation in Government: Creating a Regional Food Recovery Network.