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Text Reading 'Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Rescue. We have added a 4th 'R' to inspire Canadians to become food rescuers at home. Let's do Our Part for future generations.'
Text Reading 'Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Rescue. We have added a 4th 'R' to inspire Canadians to become food rescuers at home. Let's do Our Part for future generations.'

Adding the 4th "R"

We’ve heard of reduce, reuse, and recycle. While they’re all key in our quest towards a greener future, there’s another way we can make a difference across Canada.

And that difference is rescue.

We're here to help with tips and tricks for reducing food waste. Whether that’s making a marinade from pickle juice or finding a place for the flavourful cheese rind in your soups, these suggestions can help you use up every part of the products you buy.

Our tips are here to help you make your food go further and become a food rescuer at home! So, join in the conversation and share your Food
Rescue tips on social media using #FoodRescue.

Rescue every scrap of food.

10 Ways to Rescue Food at Home

Click a tip that interests you to find out more about food rescue from fridge to pantry!

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

Together, We Can Do OURPARTTM to Rescue Food

At FreshCo, we are a family nurturing families. Meaning we're committed to doing OurPart™ to rescue food; to help prevent food waste and help
redirect food surplus to communities across Canada who experience food insecurity.

And there’s so much to share, whether it’s keeping the rind for later or reorganizing the fridge: using our tips and tricks can help extend the life of food. So, discover our food rescue tips below and join #FoodRescue movement.

Click an icon to find out how you can rescue any food at home!

A logo of the food rescue campaign with text reading "let's do our part for future generations".
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Waste Reduction Week in Canada

Every year, in the third week of October, we come together in celebration of the year-long efforts for working towards a greener tomorrow.

This year, it’s even bigger. We added the 4th "R" and celebrated over 20 years of reducing 2.2 million tonnes of avoidable food waste with Waste Reduction Week in Canada. And it’s here we learn just how to make our food go further. So, we’re redirecting food otherwise wasted and helping make a difference with food rescue.

Find out more about Waste Reduction Week in Canada

Food Rescue Partners

Food Rescue Partners!

We've partnered with Joy from @joyoushealth to show how we can all make Food Rescue our mission and to share tips on how to prevent food from rotting in our fridge and ending up in a compost bin.

Quote  One of my top food rescue tips and tricks? Store unused ripe avocados in the freezer - great for smoothies!  Quote - Joy

Food Rescue Partners

Food Rescue Partners!

We're also working with @aimeebourque to introduce the 4th “R” - reduce, reuse, recycle, RESCUE! Join Aimee in becoming a Food Rescuer and follow along as she shares simple, conscientious actions that can make a remarkable difference to reduce food waste, save money and help the environment.

Quote  Rescue limp produce like carrots, radishes or celery by soaking them in ice water. Oh and scrub your root vegetables instead of peeling! You’ll add more fiber and nutrients to your diet. I also love to regrow veggie scraps.  Quote - Aimee

Our Partnership with Second Harvest

Our Partnership with Second Harvest

Sobeys is partnered with Canada’s biggest food rescue organization. Because we're always working towards making a bigger impact on the way we address household waste.

Second Harvest is a global thought leader working with businesses at every part of the food chain to make sure food is not lost or wasted. Together, our food rescue programs will help to decrease the amount of avoidable waste going to landfill. Plus, we'll be helping to feed those in need across Canada.

Find out more about Second Harvest