Vancouver Food Runners (Food Rescue Hero – Volunteer Drivers)Organization Name: Vancouver Food Runners
Opportunity Title: Food Rescue Hero – Volunteer Drivers
Category: Driving / Transportation
Commitment: Less than 6 months, 6 months to 1 year, Ongoing Opportunity (> 1 year), One Day / Special Event
Start Date: April 1, 2020
End Date: April 1, 2040
- Appropriate for youth (i.e., less than 18)
- Appropriate for volunteers aged between 18 and 55
- Appropriate for volunteers aged 55 and over
- Family-oriented volunteering
Did you know that that 40% of all food produced is wasted or lost, meanwhile, one in nine households in British Columbia go hungry? Making matters worse, the emissions from decomposing organic waste in Canadian landfills currently account for 20% of national methane emissions.
Vancouver Food Runners is seeking Food Rescue Heroes to join our network of passionate volunteer drivers. You will pick up excess perishable food from a community donor (bakery, green grocer or restaurant) and distribute it to those who need it most. We have partnered with charitable organizations such as the YWCA, local neighbourhood houses, shelters and schools to help put a stop to hunger right in our very own city.
How is Vancouver Food Runners different?
We use an app to coordinate food runs for our volunteers to access. Once a volunteer claims a food rescue, they can find their way to the donor and their final destination with the push of a button. Be a part of the solution by diverting viable food destined for the landfill and, instead, delivering it into the mouths of Vancouver’s most vulnerable and food insecure.
Join us in putting an end to hunger and bringing us closer to Zero Waste in our city. Download our app now to get started:
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