Our stats explained

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An explainer on how we calculate our impact metrics and where we get our food waste and insecurity stats.

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Meals provided

This is the total weight of edible food that is donated to charities through our Retail Food Recovery Program and the Marketplace, in the equivalent number of meals based on 544 grams serving size per meal.

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Food rescued

This is the total weight of food that has been donated through the Retail Food Recovery Program and donated/sold through the Marketplace.

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CO2 emissions saved

This is the total KG of CO2 emissions that have been avoided based on the food that has been donated through the Retail Food Recovery Program and donated/sold through the Marketplace.

1 KG of food x 1.9 (one of the more conservative measures of CO2 emissions, based on this Food Waste Greenhouse Gas Calculator).

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Money saved

This is the value of all the edible food donated to charitable organizations through the Retail Food Recovery Program and the Marketplace, based on Food Banks Canada’s valuation of $5.70/kg.

Source: Food Valuation: Understanding the value of donated food by Food Banks Canada

FoodMesh network members

This is the total number of organizations that are registered with one or more of our programs. They may be actively participating in the programs or on our back up list.

The FoodMesh network

The problem we’re trying to address

58%
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of all food produced in Canada
is never consumed

84%
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of that waste occurs
along the supply chain

over
50%
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of that waste
is avoidable

Source: FoodMesh reporting that discovered that 50% of food that was previously being thrown away is still suitable for consumption

1 in 8
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families are
food insecure