A Lower Mainland charity that focuses on reducing food insecurity within the region is popping to the general public for help.
Food Stash Foundation said it needs $70,000 by yr’s end to proceed addressing Vancouver’s growing household food insecurity issues, because the charity must pay for loans that were used to put in cold storage units for food storage.
The Vancouver charity recently got a recent warehouse to host its weekly “pay-what-you-feel Rescued Food Market” and was capable of install the $130,000 cold storage on loan.
“The organization received $15,000 from Concert Properties this week towards reducing this outstanding amount and hopes other organizations can step up,” said Food Stash Foundation staff.
“Food Stash rescues over 80,000 kilos of food every month, a record 97,000 in August, and with Thanksgiving weekend ahead, it’s anticipated that this week’s market can be busy.”
Food Stash rescues food every month from local grocers — that’s, food that continues to be perfectly edible but nearing its “best before” date or that may not look as appealing as the opposite items on the shelf.
The food is then redistributed to over 30 Vancouver non-profit organizations. The remaining food is sold on a pay-what-you-like basis on the Rescued Food Market, which occurs every Thursday from 3 p.m. to five:30 p.m.
People can donate to Food Stash Foundation on the foodstash.ca website.