QUEST Food Exchange up for VanCity award
I just heard an interview with this company on CBC. It seems like they do amazing work. They are up for an award from Vancity that would allow them to massively expand operations. I think they should get it!!
I was really shocked to read how much food goes to waste on a regular basis...
Today, we're B.C.'s only food exchange and we divert 6.6 million pounds of surplus food from landfills each year, which adds up to $7 million worth of food. We fill and then empty our 575-m2 warehouse each day, providing food to hundreds of social service agencies in the region feeding 50,000 people a month. Yet we're capturing less than 1% of the food being wasted.
On July 17th, we were named a finalist for the $1-million Vancity Award. One million dollars will triple our capacity, helping us to rescue more food, feed more families and reduce the impact on the environment.