Greener Village has launched the THRIVE campaign, our solution to this growing, but solvable problem. Our goal is to raise $4.3 million to build the first Food Rescue Centre in New Brunswick. The Centre will reimagine how our local and provincial food system flows and how we can make a real difference in the lives of those who are most vulnerable. This unique facility will receive, recover and distribute fresh foods that are destined for waste with the ability to increase our capacity to feed people.
Our aim is to get to at least 60% fresh food in each hamper.
The THRIVE campaign will allow us to create $4 million in food each year; for every $1 spent, we will create and preserve $5 to $11 of value-added, ready to eat, and freezer-stable food items for redistribution to over 70 food-focused organizations through Food Depot Alimentaire’s (FDA) network. These include homeless shelters, community kitchens, school nutrition programs and Meals on Wheels to name a few.In addition, it will help us divert thousands of pounds of food from landfill.