How We Help
Our programs mobilize the community to rescue and direct food in an effort to reduce food waste and increase access.
Whether you want to volunteer, donate food, donate financially, or receive food, there is a program for you.
Get rescued food and focus on your programs
Why We're Doing This
Canada is one of the largest food wasters on the planet. We throw out a quarter of our fresh food and release about 193 million tonnes of greenhouse gases per year, just in food waste. We need to rethink our food systems, inspire change, and build a sustainable future together.
Over 700,000 meals provided
Over 1.2 million lbs of food diverted from landfills
Over 400,000 lbs of greenhouse gases diverted from the atmosphere
(Inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility)
The team at the Leftovers Foundation recognizes that issues within our food systems are deeply rooted in racial, economic, and social inequities. We want to be an organization working towards positive change, acknowledging our shortcomings, and committing to doing better. We are at the beginning of a continual journey towards addressing the systems of oppression that impact marginalized communities.
In addition to our IDEA commitment, the Leftovers team also understands that many inequalities are perpetuated by white supremacy and the historical oppression of BIPOC communities, which we fully condemn. We recognize that Western food systems use food as a method of oppression. To work towards food justice and dismantling Western food systems, we are committed to listening and learning from Indigenous voices on how we can work towards food justice and Indigenous food sovereignty. As we continue to educate ourselves and deepen our understanding of how this impacts the communities we serve today.