Emergency Food Distribution Platform Underway to
Get Food to Where It Is Needed Most
In partnership with FoodMesh, 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
This landmark project will bring together organizations with a shared interest in matching surplus and delivering food to Canadians in need to the best and highest end use.
About the Digital Technology Supercluster:
The Digital Technology Supercluster solves some of industry’s and society’s biggest problems through Canadian-made technologies. We bring together private and public sector organizations of all sizes to address challenges facing Canada’s economic sectors including healthcare, natural resources, manufacturing, and transportation.
Through this ‘collaborative innovation,’ the Supercluster helps to drive solutions better than any single organization could on its own. The Digital Technology Supercluster is led by industry leaders such as D-Wave, LifeLabs, LlamaZOO, Lululemon, MDA, Microsoft, Mosaic Forest Management, Sanctuary AI, Teck Resources Limited, TELUS, Terramera, and 1Qbit.
Together, we work to position Canada as a global hub for digital innovation. A full list of Members can be found here:
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About the COVID-19 Program
The COVID-19 Program aims to improve the health and safety of Canadians and support Canada’s ability to address issues created by the COVID-19 outbreak. In addition, the program will build expertise and capacity to anticipate and address issues that may arise in future health crises, from healthcare to a return to work and community.
More information can be found here.
“This project is about using technology and network effects to bring stability and predictability to accessing nutritious food in a time of uncertainty, while ensuring our food suppliers are compensated fairly for their work.”
This ambitious and complex project will involve developing Canada’s largest and most diverse online food share network, including simplifying how we intelligently match and deliver surplus products to avoid loss, feed our food insecure, while providing cost recovery to our farmers and food businesses.
The project expects to create a food share network that leaves a lasting legacy of rescuing over 1.5 million meals each month to local food relief organizations, while providing cost recovery to Canadian farmers and food businesses.
THIS IS WHAT THE NETWORK WILL ACCOMPLISH
58% of all food produced in Canada is never consumed