The Mustard Seed’s role in Food Rescue.
With 3 trucks and 1 van on the road, The Mustard Seed Street Church works with local retailers and grocers to redistribute fresh, nutritious foods through the Food Share Network (FSN).
Six days a week, our trucks pick up fresh produce and dairy products which are delivered back to the Food Security Distribution Centre; home to the Food Rescue Project. This 13,500 sq. foot facility, operated by The Mustard Seed, accepts 3000 to 4000 pounds of “rescued food” each day; food that would have otherwise ended up in the waste stream!
The food we rescue, and deliver is mostly perishable; fruits, vegetables, milk, and so much more. This is all perfectly good food that has been donated because it is close to expiry, overstocked, mislabeled or has damaged packaging.