Have You Heard of the 4th "R"?
We're adding a 4th "R" to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle as we encourage Canadians to rescue food waste from fridge to pantry.
It's all about Rescue. While you may think an ingredient is no longer usable for a meal, there's actually a ton of ways that you can repurpose or reimagine food, whether it's using cheese rind for flavour or dehydrating fruit for a mid-day snack.
We're here with tips and tricks for how you can make household groceries go further. Share your own ideas on social media using #FoodRescue!
Rescue every scrap of food.
10 Ways to Rescue Food
Click one of our ten tips to learn more about food rescue at home!
Let's Do OurPartTM to Rescue Food
At Safeway, we're helping to spread the message, working alongside our partners at Second Harvest, Waste Reduction Week in Canada, and the Circular Innovation Council.
You too can join the #FoodRescue movement and learn about different ways to help reduce food waste at home.
Select a rescue method to learn more about at-home waste reduction!
Waste Reduction Week in Canada
Waste Reduction Week in Canada was founded by the Circular Innovation Council, a community of people working to reduce food waste. While waste reduction is a year round effort, the third week of October is dedicated to celebrating the year's achievements.
This year, we join together in celebrating 20 years of reducing waste across Canada.
Did you know, Canadians waste around 470,000 heads of lettuce, 1,200,000 tomatoes, and 2,400,000 potatoes each year? That's a lot of produce going to waste! By partnering with Waste Reduction Week in Canada, we recognize that we can do OurPartTM to help rescue food in Canada.
Meet Our Safeway Food Rescue Partner!
The biggest way we work on food waste reduction at home is having our girls help pack their own lunches and use what’s ready to eat at the right times. - Samantha
We're working with Samantha of @mykitchenlove to share tips on how we you can practice the new 4th “R” - Rescue right at home by rescuing food vs wasting it. Whether big or small Food Rescue actions, doing your part can make a big difference in food waste reduction..
Partnership with Second Harvest
Second Harvest is a global leader in rescuing food at all parts of the food chain. While food waste at home is a big issue that we all need to work towards changing, it's only one part of the 1.3 billion tonnes of food wasted each year. Which is estimated to amount to $49 billion!
So, Second Harvest is the team finding food loss in farming and harvesting as well as diverting food waste from businesses to support communities across Canada.
This is why we're adopting the Second Harvest Food Rescue App this year. Already, we're on the road to reducing food waste and diverting to communities in need.