FoodMesh Spring Newsletter

Maria VerdicchioBlogPost1, Local Food Hero, MarketPlace, NEWS, Tech Updates

Quarterly Highlights


Retail Food Recovery Program

Our new retail program is now live at 4 food hubs, with 26 hubs in queue to launch their own local recovery network throughout BC. If you’re a charity or farmer interested in either starting or joining a hub, you can sign up here.

Canada’s Largest Digital Food Recovery Network:

Thanks to you, FoodMesh is quickly becoming Canada’s largest digital food recovery network, operating in BC, Ontario, Quebec, and Alberta. Our network includes:
  • Suppliers: 234
  • Buyers: 321
  • Charities: 98
We’re Having a Party!!!
 
……as you do when you hit ONE MILLION MEALS!!!!!  Stay tuned for more details but mark your calendars for June 27, 2019.  If you wish to participate (donate food, volunteer, etc) please reach out.  
 
In The News:

We’re delighted that our story of using technology to combat avoidable waste is in the news, check out the links below:

Marketplace Platform Updates

Creating a positive food exchange experience for you is our number #1 focus. Today we released Version 1.11.0 of the platform, including many of your ideas to help grow the network. Here’s a few enhancements:
1. ‘Adjust’ Orders
Suppliers can now to adjust an order by decreasing the quantity or removing items, then Consumers can accept or cancel the adjusted order
 
2. Documents Page
Download a memo to distribute to your team and let them know about your organization’s efforts to reduce food waste
 

3. Listings

 The ‘grid’ view is now the default view on the Browse page. You can change it to ‘list’ view above the green search button.

FoodMesh Hero of 2018 – Lotus Light Charity!

Contributed by Gia Tran, Lotus Light Charity Society, Vancouver

“Our charity’s large milk distribution (over 6,350 lbs) in late November 2018 was largely thanks to FoodMesh, which enabled us to connect with the supplier and also allowed us to arrange part of the logistics to deliver this premium milk to several inner city schools in the poorest parts of Vancouver”read more here

Do you know a business with surplus?

Refer them to FoodMesh as a safe, low-risk way to re-direct their surplus product and recover costs. FoodMesh finds a match for their:
 
  • Overstock
  • Mislabelled
  • Close to expiry
  • Distressed
  • Aesthetically imperfect

Have them Contact us today or recommend they to register on FoodMesh!
 

FoodMesh is growing!  Welcome Stuart!

Stuart Carmichael, System Engineer
Stuart is a senior software engineer with decades of experience building teams and systems, both large and small. His background is focused on decisions making systems and solutions for high availability applications ranging from insurance to aerospace.
 
Stuart has led small, agile teams through tight timelines as well as headed up multi-year, multi-million dollar efforts with technical teams of over 80 people. He brings his expertise to both the granular architectural details and the high level User experience that FoodMesh is applying to solve the problem of food waste.