Did you know that 1 in 9 families in BC go hungry, and that over 40% of fresh, edible food is wasted?
If you have some free time and a desire to give back to your community, Vancouver Food Runners is an organization for you. Vancouver Food Runners, is a registered non-profit working to simultaneously reduce food waste and food insecurity within the Lower Mainland. We use innovative app technology and our dedicated team of volunteer food drivers to help us collect surplus food from businesses in Vancouver (restaurants, bakeries, cafes, wholesalers) and get it to non-profits organizations working with food insecure populations (YWCA, Covenant House, Directions Youth Services, Lookout Housing and Health Society, and many more). Our amazing volunteers are the backbone of our food transport and distribution model – we basically couldn’t do it without them, and we’re looking to increase our volunteer team heading into the summer months.
Your role would be picking up the surplus food from a donor and driving it to the corresponding community partner using our app system to guide you along the way.