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Text reading "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Rescue. We're introducing a 4th R to inspire Canadians to become food rescuers at home" surrounded by loose organic vegetables.
Text reading "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Rescue. We're introducing a 4th R to inspire Canadians to become food rescuers at home" surrounded by loose organic vegetables.

WAYS TO RESCUE FOOD WITH FRESHCO

Staying fresh with family meals isn’t the only thing on our minds. Food waste is a big issue and food rescue is our ultimate goal.

In fact, nearly ⅓ of all food around the world that is lost or wasted is avoidable. This is why we’ve introduced the 4th "R"; Food Rescue.

We already know to reduce, reuse, and recycle, but to rescue means to be active in the way we use food. This way, we’re preventing loss and waste; and the first step is food education! So, let’s spread the message of #FoodRescue and bring awareness to the tricks that allow food to last a little longer.

10 FRESH WAYS TO RESCUE YOUR FOOD

Your food rescue tips are just a click away:

save the brine from pickles to use as a marinade for meat or to add to soups

turn leftover bread into breadcrumbs

take your fruit further by dehydrating it to create fruit leathers for snacking

store it in the middle of the fridge where it's coldest - not on the door

store nuts in the fridge or freezer to keep them fresher longer

store nuts in the fridge or freezer to keep them fresher longer

store extra lemons whole in the freezer then grate for zest as needed

store extra lemons whole in the freezer then grate for zest as needed

save the oil from canned sundried tomatoes or artichokes and use it to build flavour in salad dressings and sautees

throw parmesan ends into sauces and soups to influse extra flavour

rescue extra slices of bread by using them to keep brown sugar from clumping

wrap it in wax paper before storing in the fridge

THE WAYS WE CAN DO OURPARTTM TO RESCUE FOOD

Refrigerating and freezing, dehydrating and canning, as well as storage and portioning all have a big impact on keeping your food fresh longer.

Here are 6 methods you can use at home for food rescue and food education with #FoodRescue.

Select one of our 6 food rescue methods and get inspired by a fresh way of waste reduction at home!

A logo of the food rescue campaign with text reading "let's do our part for future generations".
The Waste Reduction Week in Canada Logo preceeded by the text "Friend of" and featuring a recycling sign as well as a Canadian maple leaf.

Why We’re Working with Waste Reduction Week in Canada

Waste Reduction Week in Canada is a leading organization that is taking action against waste in Canada. They provide educational information to empower Canadians with ideas to reduce waste in all areas of daily living, and creating solutions to the many environmental challenges we face.

Their research has shown us that, from farm to fork, households waste an estimated $49 billion in food each year. In fact, every day nearly 470,000 heads of lettuce, 750,000 loaves of bread, 1,000,000 cups of milk, and so much more are being wasted every day. When, instead, this food could be redirected to organizations that help provide sustenance in children's breakfast programs, community centres, shelters, and more.

And this is why we are happy to celebrate Waste Reduction Week in Canada's 20th anniversary as a proud #FoodRescue supporting partner.

Find out more about Waste Reduction Week in Canada

Zehra stands in kitchen laughing with reusable containers of fresh veggies and fruit in front of her.

Meet our FreshCo Food Rescue Partner

QuoteKeeping milk in the middle of the fridge and not in the door shelves helps to prolong freshness!Quote - Zehra

As one of our Food Rescue partners, Zehra of @Zallibhai is trying to not only Reduce, Reuse and Recycle in the kitchen but also Rescue the food that might end up in the green bin. Check out her Instagram to learn more of her tips.