Posted on Aug 10, 2022
One-third of all food produced in the world is lost or wasted every year. Food is a significant portion of the organic waste which amounts to 40% of material sent to our landfills. As this material decomposes it generates a significant level of greenhouse gasses which contributes to climate change. When food is lost or wasted so are the resources that are required to grow, manufacture and distribute it. Some of that food is now being rescued and given to families and individuals in need. Tsawwassen Rotarians, as people of action, have established with partners, Delta Food Runners, which is helping to provide fresh produce to Delta organizations who are able to get it into the hands of those in need in the community. 
To form Delta Food Runners, Tsawwassen Rotary has partnered with Vancouver Food Runners to help redirect this needed food supply. Then it is worked with with Earthwise Society, as coordinators of the Delta Food Coalition, to support local food security using the Vancouver Food Runners App (look for Delta Food Runners).
Rotary Club of Tsawwassen has partnered with Vancouver Food Runners, which picks up excess food from food sellers and caterers to redistribute to those in need, and with Earthwise Society in Tsawwassen to deliver garden produce to organizations helping families and individuals in need
Tsawwassen Rotary President Blake Cowan talks to Vivian Chung, Programs Coordinator at Earthwise