WHAT IS REFOOD?
Refood is a Canadian social enterprise which converts excess or defected produce of local vendors into healthy lunches for homeless people and elementary school students.
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
Video about food wastage in the world by the United Nations
FACTS ABOUT FOOD WASTE IN CANADA
According to Statistics Canada figures the per capita wastage of edible food at the retail and consumer levels is about 172 kg annually.
More than $31 billion worth of food is wasted every year in Canada.
Over 30 percent of fruits and vegetables in North America don’t even make it onto store shelves because they’re not pretty enough for picky consumers.
We pick up excess produce from local grocery stores, farms, restaurants.
Our experienced chefs cook healthy food.
We distribute the food to local shelters and schools.