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Successful food donation programs in processing and retail

​What Makes Them Work Well?


Tuesday, July 10, 2018, 10:00-11:30 am (PST)

Canada is one of the world’s worse contributors to food loss and waste. This is a $31 billion problem that costs not only Canadian businesses, but also each and every Canadian consumer. The good news is that there are many solutions, and some in particular that help ensure all Canadians have access to healthy, nutritious food. This Council webinar hosted on July 10, 2018, explored how successful donation programs at the point of processing and manufacturing, as well as retail, can help reduce wasted food and best serve Canadian communities. What do successful programs look like? What types of food can or should be donated, and to who? What liability risks are there for donors? What considerations – from storage and transportation to food safety practices – do businesses need to have well in hand? And maybe most importantly, how can businesses and receiving organizations develop and maintain relationships that best serve each other?


  • Nicole Donaldson, Manager, Community Investment, Loblaw Companies Limited - Bio
  • John Lillard, Research and Development Technologist, Campbell Company of Canada - Bio and presentation
  • Lori Nikkel, Director of Programs and Partnerships, Second Harvest - Bio

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