We gratefully acknowledge support from Our Cowichan. Our Cowichan granted $2000 in 2016 towards our Zero Food Waste program.
The Zero Food Waste program is a partnership with 49th Parallel Grocery, Utopia Bakery, Russell Farms, and local individuals. We sort, wash, and prepare food to share out or make soup to freeze and share out. Most of the food would otherwise have been thrown out or given to farm animals – including fresh ‘ugly vegetables’ and food nearing or past the ‘best before’ dates. In August and September, we shared up to 1400 lbs of produce and dairy products each month. And our Soup’er Group makes 500 bowls of soup per month.