What does the FoodRenew team aim to do?
Reduce food waste
Canada has a food waste problem; Saskatoon has a food waste epidemic. With our current landfill nearing its breaking point, the City of Saskatoon has adopted a plan to reduce and divert up to 70 percent of waste from the landfill by 2023. FoodRenew will help the city meet those ambitious goals.
Work with the community
FoodRenew will work closely with local food businesses to save and renew food that would otherwise be wasted and thrown away. We will develop a plan to collect and deliver excess food to community groups and organizations who need the food most.
Volunteers are integral to FoodRenew's success. We will recruit and organize a team of volunteers who will make food pickups at local businesses and deliver the renewed food to a group that can put it to good use.
Develop a website
Communication between donors, recipients, and volunteers will be the most complicated part of the FoodRenew system. To solve this problem, a more advanced FoodRenew website is being developed that will make organizing pickups and dropoffs as simple and streamlined as possible.
The world has a major food waste problem, and Saskatoon is no exception. In fact, with our landfill near its breaking point, reducing the amount of food that gets carelessly thrown away is a serious issue.
FoodRenew will reduce food waste in the City of Saskatoon by working with local food businesses of all shapes and sizes to renew their food that would otherwise be wasted. The rescued food will be picked up by FoodRenew volunteers and delivered to one of the many community groups and organizations in the city who can put it to great use.
Over time, we plan to streamline this process with the development of a website that will facilitate the process of donation, pickup, and delivery. Until then, we will run the FoodRenew process manually, without the use of a web application.
For a more detailed description of our plan for FoodRenew, view our project proposal linked above.
These community leaders are reducing food waste by donating excess food through FoodRenew:
Excess food rescued through FoodRenew is being delivered to these gracious recipients:
Thank you to those who have helped FoodRenew grow!