Vancouver food runners
Vancouver Food Runners’s mission is to respond to the unfortunate disconnect between the fact that over 40% of all food produced is wasted or lost, while one in nine households in British Columbia are food insecure. They believe good food belongs to people, not landfills! With their team of volunteers, VFR prevents perfectly good food from entering the waste stream – where it will negatively harm our environment – and instead redirect it to nonprofits in Vancouver that work with the most vulnerable members of our community. In March 2020, VFR launched it’s food recovery program early in response to the immediate needs presented by COVID-19. Our original goal for 2020 was to collect and distribute 14,000 pounds of surplus food. Their team was able to redirect over 235,000 pounds of surplus food to those in need in 2020.
THANK YOU VANCOUVER FOOD RUNNERS!