Input needed for food waste reduction study


Second Harvest, Canada’s largest food redistribution organization, is asking food businesses of all types and sizes including farms for input on how to better identify the volume, types and potential sources of edible food.

Canada’s commitment to reduce food waste and associated carbon emissions, coupled with the COVID-19 crisis and its impacts on the number of vulnerable Canadians requiring food supports, have placed increased emphasis on the importance of redistributing excess edible food.

Second Harvest has commissioned Value Chain Management International (VCMI) to conduct the study. Food businesses targeted for input also include retail, HRI, primary processing, distribution and wholesale, greenhouses and aquaculture.

Participation is through an online survey which should take five to seven minutes to complete, and all answers are confidential. The survey can be found at:

The survey closes Monday, May 17, 2021. This research project is supported by a grant from the Walmart Foundation.

The survey is also available in French: