Meet Our Team

Our staff may be dispersed geographically, but we’re united in our determination to make sure good food doesn’t get wasted!

Cory

Cory
Rianson

Executive Director

Edmonton, AB
Joined in 2022

Suraya Hudson

Director of Operations

Edmonton, AB

Joined Leftovers in 2021

I oversee the general management of our programs which includes program development, delivery and evaluation. I take care of most things on an operational level, am working on the expansion of Leftovers operations in multiple new cities in the prairies over the coming few years and also help to maintain external relations. I also support our awesome ED with things like strategic planning, knowledge management and team development. We all wear a lot of hats within this organization and I'm so fortunate to have such a driven, smart and dedicated team to work with!

Suraya Hudson

Director of Operations

Joined Leftovers in 2021

Edmonton, AB

I oversee the general management of our programs which includes program development, delivery and evaluation. I take care of most things on an operational level, am working on the expansion of Leftovers operations in multiple new cities in the prairies over the coming few years and also help to maintain external relations. I also support our awesome ED with things like strategic planning, knowledge management and team development. We all wear a lot of hats within this organization and I'm so fortunate to have such a driven, smart and dedicated team to work with!

Suraya Hudson

Director of Operations

Joined Leftovers in 2021

Edmonton, AB

I oversee the general management of our programs which includes program development, delivery and evaluation. I take care of most things on an operational level, am working on the expansion of Leftovers operations in multiple new cities in the prairies over the coming few years and also help to maintain external relations. I also support our awesome ED with things like strategic planning, knowledge management and team development. We all wear a lot of hats within this organization and I'm so fortunate to have such a driven, smart and dedicated team to work with!

Suraya Headshot

Suraya
Hudson

Interim Executive Director

Edmonton, AB
Joined in 2021

Julia

Julia
Kraemer

Operations Manager

Winnipeg, MB
Joined in 2021

Liz

Liz
Dill

City Coordinator

Calgary, AB
Joined in 2024

Alex

Alex
Wong

City Coordinator

Edmonton, AB
Joined in 2023

Alyssa

Alyssa
Wolfe

City Coordinator

Winnipeg, MB
Joined in 2023

Katarina

Katarina
Meyer

City Coordinator

Lethbridge, AB
Joined in 2023

Beverley

Beverley
Beckley

City Coordinator

Red Deer, AB
Joined in 2023

Jocelyn

Jocelyn Herbert

Fund Development Manager

Edmonton, AB
Joined in 2020

Dwaigne

Dwaigne
Quierra

Marketing & Web Specialist

Calgary, AB
Joined in 2019

Aliya

Aliya
Ramji

Controller/Bookkeeper

Calgary, AB
Joined in 2021

Holly

Holly
Kashton

Events Coordinator

Winnipeg, MB
Joined in 2023

Mary

Mary
Gholami

Outreach Coordinator

Edmonton, AB
Joined in 2023

Suraya Headshot

Suraya
Hudson

Interim Executive Director

Edmonton, AB
Joined in 2021

Julia

Julia
Kraemer

Operations Manager

Winnipeg, MB
Joined in 2021

Liz

Liz
Dill

City Coordinator

Calgary, AB
Joined in 2024

Alex

Alex
Wong

City Coordinator

Edmonton, AB
Joined in 2023

Alyssa

Alyssa
Wolfe

City Coordinator

Winnipeg, MB
Joined in 2023

Katarina

Katarina
Meyer

City Coordinator

Lethbridge, AB
Joined in 2023

Beverley

Beverley
Beckley

City Coordinator

Red Deer, AB
Joined in 2023

Jocelyn

Jocelyn
Herbert

Fund Development Manager

Edmonton, AB
Joined in 2020

Dwaigne

Dwaigne
Quierra

Marketing & Web Specialist

Calgary, AB
Joined in 2019

Aliya

Aliya
Ramji

Controller/Bookkeeper

Calgary, AB
Joined in 2021

Holly

Holly
Kashton

Events Coordinator

Winnipeg, MB
Joined in 2023

Mary

Mary
Gholami

Outreach Coordinator

Edmonton, AB
Joined in 2023

Cory

Cory
Rianson

Executive Director

Edmonton, AB
Joined in 2022

Cory

Cory
Rianson

Executive Director

Edmonton, AB
Joined in 2022

Suraya Headshot

Suraya
Hudson

Interim Executive Director

Edmonton, AB
Joined in 2021

Julia

Julia
Kraemer

Operations Manager

Winnipeg, MB
Joined in 2021

Liz

Liz
Dill

City Coordinator

Calgary, AB
Joined in 2024

Alex

Alex
Wong

City Coordinator

Edmonton, AB
Joined in 2023

Alyssa

Alyssa
Wolfe

City Coordinator

Winnipeg, MB
Joined in 2023

Katarina

Katarina
Meyer

City Coordinator

Lethbridge, AB
Joined in 2023

Beverley

Beverley
Beckley

City Coordinator

Red Deer, AB
Joined in 2023

Jocelyn

Jocelyn
Herbert

Fund Development Manager

Edmonton, AB
Joined in 2020

Dwaigne

Dwaigne
Quierra

Marketing & Web Specialist

Calgary, AB
Joined in 2019

Aliya

Aliya
Ramji

Controller/Bookkeeper

Calgary, AB
Joined in 2021

Holly

Holly
Kashton

Events Coordinator

Winnipeg, MB
Joined in 2023

Mary

Mary
Gholami

Outreach Coordinator

Edmonton, AB
Joined in 2023

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Kin Volunteer

We’re currently recruiting volunteers who want to help serve coffee and be a part of a fun new social initiative.

  • Volunteer shifts are 4 hours long
  • Shifts are either 7am-11am or 11am-3pm
  • 2 people are needed per shift, so sign up with your partner or a friend
  • You can volunteer as little or as much as you’d like
  • Sign-ups will be live on the Leftovers Rescue Food app soon

There will be a mandatory in-person training for all new Kin volunteers. This training will be brief, but will go over setup & tear down, food safety, POS terminal instruction and PWYW info.

If you’re interested in volunteering, please send an email to [email protected] expressing which shift and dates you’re interested in covering.

*Please note that all Kin volunteers need to be vaccinated as per YMCA and AHS Covid Policy.*

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Friday, September 30th

Today we are observing the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. We encourage you to read the 94 Calls to Action and commit to working towards at least one of them.

You can also donate to the Indian Residential School Survivors Society.

COVID-19 Guidelines - Growers

Hello Growers,
THANK YOU for your commitment to reducing food waste and helping those experiencing food insecurity!
Below are some COVID guidelines to keep in mind when requesting a harvest:
  • CANCEL YOUR HARVEST REQUEST if you and/or someone that you have been in contact with is not feeling well, has travelled within 14 days, has been in close contact with a confirmed case of the Coronavirus, or are awaiting test results.
  • If you choose to keep some of the harvested food, please WASH IT BEFORE CONSUMING.
  • Please avoid contact with harvest volunteers. If you do interact with them in person, please ensure you MAINTAIN PHYSICAL DISTANCE AND WEAR A MASK
If you have any questions at all, please email us at [email protected]. Thank you so much for your help and willingness to be there for our community!

COVID-19 Guidelines

Hello Volunteers,
THANK YOU for your commitment to reducing food waste and helping those experiencing food insecurity!
Below are some COVID guidelines to keep in mind while harvesting on behalf of Home Harvest:
  • You must SIGN A WAIVER prior to attending a harvest
  • Volunteers who sign up in the app must keep a record of everyone who attends each harvest with them so that they can be notified if needed for contact-tracing purposes
  • Please WEAR A MASK throughout the harvest and WASH YOUR HANDS/USE HAND SANITIZER before and after the harvest (and during, if necessary). Contact [email protected] if you’d like a reusable mask.
  • PHYSICAL DISTANCING MUST BE PRACTICED AT ALL TIMES. Please ensure you maintain physical distance from individuals not in your cohort, including other harvest volunteers and growers. 
  • DO NOT HARVEST FOOD if you and/or someone that you have been in close contact with is not feeling well, has travelled within 14 days, has been in contact with a confirmed case of the Coronavirus, or are awaiting test results.
  • SANITIZE SURFACES you come in contact with (fences, gates, tools, equipment) before and after the harvest.
  • LEAVE NO TRACE. Please take home any sanitizing equipment, masks and garbage created throughout the pick. 
  • Practice NO CONTACT DROP OFFS at agencies (ensure that the food is in a safe/covered area).
  • Bags or boxes that you are using to contain/transport the harvested food do not need to be sterilized, but please ensure they are clean.
Please Note: Volunteers are not responsible for washing fruit before donation to charities. Charities that accept fruit donations will be responsible for fruit washing before food preparation and/or eating.
If you have any questions at all, please email us at [email protected]. Thank you so much for your help and willingness to be there for our community!
Hello Growers,
THANK YOU for your commitment to reducing food waste and helping those experiencing food insecurity!
Below are some COVID guidelines to keep in mind when requesting a harvest:
  • CANCEL YOUR HARVEST REQUEST if you and/or someone that you have been in contact with is not feeling well, has travelled within 14 days, has been in close contact with a confirmed case of the Coronavirus, or are awaiting test results.
  • If you choose to keep some of the harvested food, please WASH IT BEFORE CONSUMING.
  • Please avoid contact with harvest volunteers. If you do interact with them in person, please ensure you MAINTAIN PHYSICAL DISTANCE AND WEAR A MASK
If you have any questions at all, please email us at [email protected]. Thank you so much for your help and willingness to be there for our community!

COVID-19 Update

Hello Leftovers Partners and Volunteers,

Your commitment to reducing food waste and increasing food access in our community is so incredibly valued – THANK YOU!

Due to COVID-19, many businesses are temporarily shutting their doors and cancelling events. As a result, we have seen a significant change in the frequency and volume of donations. At the same time, access to food has never been more difficult for many members of our community. Whether it’s students who have been isolated from their only meals of the day, seniors who are at-risk every time they leave home, or the many who have recently lost their jobs due to this crisis, we are seeing an unprecedented need for access to food.

  • Please ensure that all donations are covered/wrapped.
  • Please wear a mask and wash your hands/use sanitizer frequently when handling food donations. Do not touch the food itself. Contact [email protected] if you’d like a reuseable mask.
  • Practice no-contact drop offs at agencies (ensure that the food is in a safe/covered area).
  • Do not rescue food if you and/or someone that you have been in contact with is not feeling well, has travelled within 14 days, or been in contact with a confirmed case of the Coronavirus.

We are posting changes/cancellations to food donation routes on the app as they come in. All routes that are posted on the app are as up-to-date as possible. If a donor or agency tells you they’d like to cancel or change hours, please email this feedback to [email protected] (Calgary), [email protected] (Edmonton) or [email protected] (Winnipeg) so we can update the app.

If you have any questions at all, please email us at [email protected]. Thank you so much for your help and willingness to be there for our community!