Vancouver Food Runners
40% of food is wasted, while 1 in 9 in BC are hungry. Vancouver Food Runners bridges the disconnect with innovative app technology and a network of volunteer food drivers.
Leveraging technology, civic engagement and public-private partnerships, Vancouver Food Runners’ aim is to prevent perfectly good food from entering the waste stream – where it can negatively harm the environment – and instead redirect it to nonprofits in Vancouver that work with the most vulnerable members of our community. Good food belongs to people, not landfills!
Since March 2020, Vancouver Food Runners has rescued over 337,000 pounds of surplus food, which is equivalent to over 280,800 meals; and mitigated 146,300 pounds of carbon dioxide from the environment.
Follow their food rescue adventures on Instagram: @vancouver_food_runners