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Our Charity Partners

We’re proud to be working with twelve charity partners from across North America that are tackling food waste and food insecurity in their communities.

Every time a visitor to the River Road Bakehouse site plays our Food Waste Warrior Game for the first time, they’re helping make a difference for these charities by making a donation of up to $0.50.

Our support to these charities, including the donations made through the Food Waste Warrior Game, will be the equivalent of 90,000 meals saved from landfill and giving it to someone in need.

Take a look at how our charity partners are making a difference in communities near you.

Farm Folk City Folk – Vancouver

Farm Folk City Folk – Vancouver

Farm Folk City Folk is a non-profit organization that supports local growers and producers, through engagement and education on food waste and sustainability. In 2015, Farm Folk City Folk launched the “Foodprint Project”, where they work with local partners to educate and significantly reduce food waste in Vancouver.

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LeftOvers – Calgary

LeftOvers – Calgary

LeftOvers Calgary is an organization that rescues food from being thrown away unnecessarily, and diverts it to local service agencies in need, such as food banks and shelters. Volunteers collect perishable food that would have otherwise been discarded and deliver it to these locations, working to eliminate waste, alleviate hunger, and find a solution to a global problem.

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Foodsharing Ottawa – Ottawa

Foodsharing Ottawa – Ottawa

Foodsharing Ottawa is a network of individual volunteers, grocery stores, businesses and service agencies that work together to reduce food waste in Canada’s capital city.

“Foodsavers” in the network collect unwanted food from “Foodsharers,” and distribute it to non-profit organizations, friends, and others in the Foodsharing network. Foodsharing Ottawa also encourages food waste education and awareness through initiatives such as their monthly Leftovers Cooking night.

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FOUND NS – Halifax

FOUND NS – Halifax

FOUND strives to reduce food waste by gathering and sharing forgotten fruits and vegetables in Halifax, Nova Scotia. All too often, foods are left in the field to rot, and ripe produce at farmers’ markets is thrown away due to short shelf life. To help address this problem, FOUND collects this forgotten food and donates a part of each fresh harvest to local food banks and shelters, with the remaining being offered wholesale to local cafes and restaurants. Food that isn’t distributed immediately is transformed by FOUND into shelf-stable preserves and other goods that are sold at local markets and shops.

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Second Harvest – Toronto

Second Harvest – Toronto

Established in 1985, Second Harvest is the largest food rescue charity in Canada. Second Harvest rescues fresh, surplus food that would otherwise go to waste, and delivers it to 225 social service agencies in Toronto, feeding people experiencing hunger – children, adults and seniors who access meal programs, food banks, shelters, and community services. In their 30 years, Second Harvest has rescued and delivered over 100 million pounds of good food, thus preventing 50 million pounds of greenhouse gases from entering the atmosphere. For every dollar donated, they can provide two meals to someone in need.

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Lovin’ Spoonfuls – Boston

Lovin’ Spoonfuls – Boston

Lovin’ Spoonfuls is dedicated to facilitating the rescue and distribution of healthy, fresh food that would otherwise be discarded. Working to bridge the gap between abundance and need, Lovin’ Spoonfuls collects quality surplus food from grocery stores, produce wholesalers, farms and farmers’ markets, and distributes it to community non-profits in the Greater Boston Area.

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Food Recovery Network – Chicago, Buffalo and Grand Rapids Chapters

Food Recovery Network – Chicago, Buffalo and Grand Rapids Chapters

Food Recovery Network is the largest student movement against food waste and hunger in America. The non-profit organization encourages students to educate and eliminate food waste on college campuses by collecting and diverting quality surplus food to those in need. Food Recovery Network has more than 200 chapters across the US and has recovered almost 2 million pounds of food since its inception in 2011.

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Waste Not Want Not – Florida

Waste Not Want Not – Florida

Waste Not Want Not is a volunteer-based group whose mission is to prevent the discarding of items that can be used to fight hunger and poverty in their community. With over 260 volunteers, who together donate over 500 hours each week, Waste Not Want Not rescues food daily from numerous sources and distributes it to local charitable organizations in need.

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Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina – North and South Carolina

Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina – North and South Carolina

Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina (SHFBM) strives through education, advocacy, and partnerships to eliminate hunger by the solicitation and distribution of food. Established in 1981, SHFBM has a regional distribution warehouse and branches that supply food and grocery items to charitable agencies that assist people in need. The chapter also provides training, technical assistance, and hunger education to partner agencies.

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The Nashville Food Project – Nashville

The Nashville Food Project – Nashville

The Nashville Food Project focuses on using food as a tool for building up communities. Through their Grow, Cook and Share programs, the Nashville Food Projects uses garden-grown, recovered, and donated foods to prepare healthy meals, and share them with those in need. The Project aims to bring people together through food, with the goal of cultivating their community and alleviating hunger in their city.

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