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Love Food.
Hate Waste.

Perishable Food Recovery Program

Over $6 Billion of food is wasted in BC every year. Healthy food that is sent to landfills, when it could be redirected to feed hungry families.  

Seeing the urgent need to reduce this unbearable waste and get more fresh and healthy food onto the tables of British Columbians, Food Banks BC launched the Perishable Food Recovery Program. With the generous support of the Province of British Columbia, a $10 million grant allowed for the purchase of walk-in coolers and freezers, refrigerated trucks and related infrastructure which allowed our food bank members to create their own local food recovery programs. 

With this equipment, food banks were able to massively increase their capacity to accept, handle and store large quantities of fruit, produce, milk, cheese, and meat. This in turn means that the 100,000+ clients who access food banks services in BC every month have a broader access to healthy, nutritious, delicious food items.  

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LCFB is the HUB of the Food Recovery Program throughout the Okanagan Valley. 

This Perishable Food Recovery Program Guide is designed to assist food banks of all sizes to take advantage of viable, surplus perishable food. Accessing food that is “fit for consumption”, but not “fit for sale” can be the key to accessing new avenues of food donations.

  Click on the image to download the Perishable Food Recovery Program Guide


Click on the logo to visit the Love Food / Hate Waste website for lots of valuable information and money saving ideas!

LOVE FOOD Hate Waste (LFHW) is here to help us all make the most of the food we love. LFHW Canada is modelled on a similar campaign in the United Kingdom – a proven behavior change campaign that in just five years, helped cut avoidable food waste by 21 percent, saving UK consumers £13 billion.


Food waste is an urgent, but solvable, global challenge. One third of all food produced globally is wasted. This is where Love Food Hate Waste Canada comes in – by working with businesses, governments and community groups across Canada, we hope to inspire and empower people to make their food go further and waste less. Food isn’t garbage and keeping food out of the garbage is good for our environment and our pocketbooks.

Click on the logo above to find out more about why food waste matters, and the organizations working with us to address household food waste in Canada.

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