Food Rescue Hero - Volunteer Driver

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Did you know that that 40% of all food produced is wasted or lost, meanwhile, one in nine households in British Columbia go hungry?  Making matters worse, the emissions from decomposing organic waste in Canadian landfills currently account for 20% of national methane emissions.

Vancouver Food Runners is seeking Food Rescue Heroes to join our network of passionate volunteer drivers.  You will pick up excess perishable food from a community partner donor (bakery, grocer…) and distribute it to those who need it most.  We work with organizations such as the YWCA, local neighbourhood houses, shelters and schools to help put a stop to hunger right in our very own city.


How is Vancouver Food Runners different?

We use an app to coordinate food runs for our volunteers to access.  Once a volunteer claims a food run, they can find their way to the donor and their final destination with the push of a button.  Be a part of the solution by diverting viable food destined for the bins and, instead, delivering it into the mouths of Vancouver’s most vulnerable and food insecure.


Join us in putting an end to hunger and bringing us closer to Zero Waste in our city.  Download our app now to get started:




- Use our Vancouver Food Runners app to select a food rescue that appeals to you

- Pick up perishable food from one of our partner food retailers and deliver it to an organization serving vulnerable Vancouverites

Volunteer skills: 
Role is suitable for: 
13 - 18
All Ages
English as a second language (ESL)
How to apply: 
Register yourself at or send an email to Alison at
Contact person: 
Alison Scarlett
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Cause Tags: 
Family & Children
Women's Services
Vancouver Food Runners’ mission is to respond to the unfortunate disconnect between the fact that 40% of all food produced is wasted or lost while 1 in 9 households in BC are food insecure.
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Position start/end date:
23 Jul 2020
Time Committment:
3 Hours Per Month
Time of day:
Daytime, Weekdays, Weekend
Work location:
Vancouver, BC
Last Updated: July 24, 2020
Posting will Automatically Expire: October 22, 2020