Overview of Friends in Need Food Bank Society Related to the Perishable Food Recovery Program
Present Status With the Perishable Food Recovery Program
Data Supporting the Success of the Program
In June 2019, the Perishable Food Recovery Facility opened, and we began picking up totes every day from the four Save-On-Foods stores in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. The food is sorted, weighed and recorded using the FoodMesh Data Collection Program. In July 2020, Thrifty Foods became part of the FoodMesh data collection program, and in August 2020, NoFrills came on board. As of December 31, 2020 we have repurposed 747,093 kg of food previously destined for landfills. Of that 392,880 kg of food has been distributed to clients of the food banks in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows as well as a number of our community organizations and agencies dealing with food insecurity. Using industry accepted calculators, the following can be reported.
· $2,239,416 is the Charity Donation Value ($5.70/kg donated value)
· 1,419,477 kg. of CO2 Emissions have been saved