Matching food waste to food need in Canada

By Andrew Campbell
3rd December 2019
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Food waste is becoming a clear concern for millions of Canadians. Stories of bushels of apples being thrown out because they didn’t look right or sour cream that was discarded because it was getting close to its best before date are all getting more attention as something that needs to change. But few have been doing more than Lori Nikkel at Second Harvest.

Her team has worked hard to match food that might otherwise be thrown out, with people that need it. And now they are rolling out a new tool to help people match that need even more effectively all over Canada. Imagine a breakfast program finding apples from an orchard or community centre discovering cookies that need to be used up from a retailer. We talk how big of an issue it is and what we can all do about it in this episode.