Food Recovery Programs
Food recovery programs collect foods from commercial, production, and distribution channels and redistribute them to people in need.
Prepared and processed foods are most often collected from the food service industry. Perishable produce is generally obtained from wholesale and retail sources.
There are food recovery efforts carried out by public, private, and nonprofit organizations across the country and the LRCA is eager to take part.
The primary goal of food recovery programs is to collect safe and wholesome food donated from commercial sources to meet the nutritional needs of the hungry. Food recovery is one way to help reduce the problem of hunger in Canada.
Participating in a successful food recovery program has benefits that extend beyond providing food to those who are in need. Participation benefits an establishment’s operation, its customers, its employees, and the community.
It all began early in 1992 at a meeting of the Ladysmith Inter-Agency Liaison Committee, a group of representatives from the government-mandated agencies formed in the early 1970s to maximize cooperation among the agencies while minimizing the duplication of services.
In 1992, this group pooled some of their own money and decided to form a non-profit association to try to deal with these recurring situations. This became the foundation of the Ladysmith Resources Centre Association.
Ream more about our history HERE.