foodSHARE is the largest food recovery program operated by a food bank in Western Canada.
1.5 million pounds of close-dated perishable product was diverted from the landfill last year and delivered to 7,000 clients, 45 community agencies that make meals and 6 farmers who use expired product for animal feed. This initiative is zero waste.
Healthy product including meat, dairy, produce and bakery items are available to our clients weekly.
Provide nutritious perishable food to our community’s most needy
Encourage meaningful community engagement
Create strong community relationships
Highlight leadership in or business community
Provide healthy animal feed
Create awareness of hunger and need in our community
Minimize waste in the landfill
45% – 7,000 clients on-site
25% – delivered 45 agencies and schools in Kamloops that provide meals