The Fraser Valley Regional District
Food Recovery Network
The FVRD was the first region to commit to building a stronger food network
About the Network
In partnership with FoodMesh, the FVRD is building a Food Recovery Network of Fraser Valley based businesses, charities and farmers to connect those with surplus food, kitchen equipment and packaging, with those who can use it.
As a member of the network, depending on your organization's needs, you may participate in one or both of the following FoodMesh programs:
The FoodMesh Marketplace
Open to any business, charity or farmer, it's an online platform where you can buy, sell, donate, or claim donated unsold surplus food, kitchen equipment and packaging.
It's free to join the Marketplace!
The Retail Food Recovery Program
Grocers donate all of their unsold fresh food daily. This reduces waste and the data collected informs best practices.
A Charity Hub collects the food, sorts and distributes it to other charities for meals, and/or to farmers for animal feed or compost
Join the Network!
By September 2020, the FVRD Food Recovery Network is expected to:
Save 250,000kg of food from being thrown away
Provide 400,000 worth of meals to feed people
Divert 475,000 kg of CO2 from the environment
Businesses, Charities, Farmers – join if you need:
Food For Meals
Food For Animal Feed
Food For Compost
Food for resale
Suppliers, Processors, Retailers – join if you have:
Used Kitchen Equipment
Join the Fraser Valley Regional District's Food Recovery Network
“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”
HERE’S WHAT THE FVRD NETWORK HAS ACCOMPLISHED SO FAR!
58% of all food produced in Canada is never consumed