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Community of 500 devastated
Good food is a human right and denying it is a crime.
Please help us get our food back!

Can you help rescue good food from going to trash?


How it works

Vancouver Food Rescue (VFR) is a nonprofit (subsidiary of Vancouver ecoVillage) which rescues good food from going to waste. We source food from local grocery stores that is destined for the landfill. The stores donate items they can't sell such as perishables that have reached a best-before date (which is not an expiration date). 


VFR creates mystery boxes of perfect food (40-50 lbs) with a rich array of meats, fish, eggs, dairy, fresh vegetables and fruit, breads, desserts and unique surprises. 

Want a special mystery box?

We offer 6 options so let us know that you'd like a 

  1. Mystery Meat Box

  2. Vegetarian box (no meats)

  3. Pescatarian box (fish)

  4. Vegan box (no animal products)

  5. Kosher box (no pork)

  6. Party box ($60) with pizza, roast chicken, small meals, eggs, cut fruit, prepared salads, charcuterie, sandwiches, veg tray, fruit, desserts                 - book 3 days in advance.

Signing up is easy - fill out this registration form for these Delicious Boxes - you will always find something you love inside! 

Pick up is in Mt Pleasant or request home delivery. Find us on Instagram or Facebook

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Every week will be different but it's incredible value for the price! Your $50 goes towards operational costs like staffing, transport and storage but the food is free.

Can you still get a box if you live outside Vancouver? 

If you live outside our delivery area, you can still participate. You just have to arrange to pick up your box from us at Mt Pleasant or English Bay.

What can you do to help?

Volunteer to sort food into boxes - Sundays 1-5 pm on Fraser St.


Buy a Mystery Box of reclaimed food for $50.00. (Sales are final - boxes cannot be returned or refunded once received.)


Fill out this form with your full name, home address, email and mobile number

Have more questions?

Check our FAQ here

We Need Help

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We Serve a Low-income Population not served by other nonprofits

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