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Whole Foods introduces food redistribution program to reduce food waste

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-01 Tue 12:05
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To kick off Hunger Action Month, Whole Foods Market announced Nourishing our Neighborhoods, a program created to expand capacity and capability for community-based food rescue organizations to move food from where it’s available to where it’s needed most.

Whole Foods Market is donating the funds to purchase 19 refrigerated vans, and donating two refrigerated catering vans, to community-based food rescue and redistribution programs to transport both perishable and nonperishable food to communities within 18 markets across the United States and Canada. The vans will provide recipient organizations with 20,000 pounds of rescued food per week per vehicle, donated from Whole Foods Market and surrounding grocers and retailers, which equates to 182 million meals provided over the anticipated 10-year lifetime use of each van.

“Nourishing our communities is a priority at Whole Foods Market, especially in these challenging times,” said Rob Twyman, executive vice president of operations at Whole Foods Market. “We’re proud to put forth a food redistribution solution to reduce food waste and provide both perishable and nonperishable nourishing foods to our communities.”

Coop Denmark's customers saved 1 million meals from being wasted, via Too Good To Go

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Aug-26 Wed 11:02
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Coop has been working with the Too Good To Go since 2017. This is an anti-food wastage app. People can use it to buy bags containing perishable goods. These are then collected from their local supermarket. In Denmark, this has already saved 1 million meals from being tossed away. That's equal to about 10,926 flights…

UK: Snacks made from wonky vegetables

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Aug-24 Mon 09:42
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Innovative brand Nudie Snacks has chosen wonky vegetables to market a new product made from fresh produce that would usually have been discarded. The company’s Caulifower Crisps are made from 40% fresh cauliflower grown in Scotland and come in two different flavours – cheese and caramelised onion and…

CPMA to support the delivery of government of Canada’s Surplus Food Rescue Program

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Aug-19 Wed 10:22
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The Canadian Produce Marketing Association and its allied partners across the food system are extremely enthusiastic to have been selected to support the delivery of the Surplus Food Rescue Program developed by the Government of Canada. CPMA is committed to reducing food waste and helping individuals and…

CPMA to support the delivery of Canada’s Surplus Food Rescue Program

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Aug-13 Thu 10:19
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The Canadian Produce Marketing Association and its allied partners across the food system are extremely enthusiastic to have been selected to support the delivery of the Surplus Food Rescue Program developed by the government of Canada.

CPMA is committed to reducing food waste and helping individuals and communities across Canada. Over its 95-year history, CPMA has been supporting charities, community organizations, foodbanks and others through donations and initiatives like theHalf Your Platecampaign to help provide healthy food to Canadians.

The Association is part of a multi-stakeholder network with national and regional representation working to execute this project. This collaboration across industry, charity and indigenous organizations will carry out the distribution of identified surplus food in Canada’s supply chain and match it through CPMA’s partner Second Harvest and FoodRescue.cato support Canada's most vulnerable populations, as well as others who, unfortunately, are now in a position to require emergency food donations.

“Historically, our industry has stepped forward when asked to support our community, and this year we have increased our efforts to support those in need, from our frontline workers to indigenous groups” said Davis Yung, CPMA chair. “I am very pleased that 10% of the product in this program will be targeting northern communities to ensure all Canadians are supported in these unique times.”

Agriculture minister announces details of $50M program to direct surplus food to those in need

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Aug-13 Thu 10:14
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500Foods shared this story from CBC | Canada News.

Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau announced details today of a $50-million program that will redirect surplus perishable food products to vulnerable people during the pandemic.

Government of Canada investment brings nutritious surplus food to vulnerable Canadians

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Aug-13 Thu 10:14
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The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, was at Nutri Group Head office, in Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec, today to announce details of the first-ever federal government program that will provide millions of pounds of quality, nutritious, surplus food to Canada’s most vulnerable populations.

Surplus Food Rescue Program

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Aug-13 Thu 10:13
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The Surplus Food Rescue Program is a $50 million initiative which will help to support Canada’s food system, food processors, and food producers, and distributors to help ensure food availability for all Canadians.

Minister Bibeau to announce successful partners of the Surplus Food Rescue Program

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Aug-12 Wed 11:05
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The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, will visit the Nutri Group Head office and the Nutri-Oeuf egg plant to announce the partnerships between producer groups and not-for-profits that will redirect surplus food to those in need.