Food Recovery

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.

The LRCA currently has two Food Recovery initiatives underway:

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