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05/12/2021

New study aims to uncover sources of surplus food to reduce waste

Second Harvest and Value Chain Management International are seeking input from food businesses “of all types and sizes” for new survey
A crate full of red tomatoes

The redistribution of excess edible food has taken on a new urgency, according to Second Harvest. The food rescue organization says Canada’s commitment to reduce waste and associated carbon emissions, coupled with the COVID-19 crisis and its impact on vulnerable Canadians requiring food supports has prompted it to launch a survey to find sources of surplus food.

Second Harvest has commissioned Value Chain Management International (VCMI) to field a study to identify the volume, types and potential sources of edible food. Supported through a grant from the Walmart Foundation, VCMI is seeking input from food businesses of all types and sizes including retail, farms, primary processing, distribution, wholesale, greenhouses and aquaculture.  

The survey closes May 31, it takes about five minutes to complete and all answers are confidential.

Take the survey