A new food rescue organization has officially launched in Lethbridge.
The Leftovers Foundation rescues food from restaurants, grocery stores, and hotels.
It then redirects it to social services agencies to dish out to those most in need.
Katarina Meyer, the Lethbridge City Coordinator for the Leftovers Foundation says it’s exciting to be able to bring this new initiative to our city.
“So this is still very good food. Maybe that restaurants or grocery stores just are notable to sell anymore that we want to redirect into the hands of the most vulnerable. So Leftovers works with a bunch of different service agencies. Some of those do include food banks, but a lot of them include just local service agencies. So we already have a few signed up. We have the Lethbridge Stabilization Unit, Soup Kitchen. We do have the food banks signed up. So once we acquire more donors, we will be able to provide them with food that they can then redistribute.”
Meyer says the Leftovers Foundation is currently looking to partner with interested agencies, donors and volunteer drivers in the Lethbridge region.
If you would like more information on the Leftovers Foundation, you can check out https://rescuefood.ca/