There's a problem with our food system. It's resource-intensive, responsible for as much as one-third of global greenhouse gas emissions. It's also inefficient, with approximately half of all food thrown out. This is despite the fact that countless individuals lack access to affordable and nutritious food.
Food Rescue is a food recovery program. We collect healthy and good produce deemed as surplus and un-salable by food industry standards and redistribute it to the university community. Food is collected from Nesters Market and redistributed at SFU Burnaby for free or by donation.
Pick up some produce at our next distribution date.
The distributions take place every Mondays and Thursdays from 12.30 pm to 2.30 pm in Blusson Hall at SFU Burnaby. The distributions happen throughout each academic semester at SFU and do not occur during exams and breaks between semesters. Note: During the summer semester the distributions only take place on Thursdays from 12.30 pm to 2.30 pm.
Volunteer with the Food Rescue team.
This program is run by student volunteers. We can expand the program by building our capacity, so why not volunteer with us?
Donate to support the program.
We believe the Food Rescue program provides immense value to the environment and the university community. That's why we are happy to subsidize it to make it available – but donations help us ensure the long-term viability of the program and provide opportunity for expansion.