The Mustard Seed’s role in Food Rescue.
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 from generous grocery stores and bring them to our Food Security Distribution Centre. Home to the Food Rescue Project, this 13,500 sq. foot facility operated by The Mustard Seed Street Church accepts 3,000 to 4,000 pounds of “rescued food” each day. This food 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.