Welcome to Zero Food Waste Canada

Welcome to Zero Food Waste Foundation

About Us

Zero Waste Canada is a student-led non-profit organization that believes in a sustainable world. We aim to alleviate hunger and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by redirecting excess food from restaurants and bakeries to those in need.

Zero Waste Canada is expanding across Canada, and currently operates in:

Calgary AB, Edmonton AB, Ottawa ON, and Hamilton ON!

Our Branches

Calgary, Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta

Hamilton, Ontario

Ottawa, Ontario

Our Mission

We believe in a world where every woman, child, and man is happy and healthy. It is our collective actions that make this attainable.

Our missions:

  1. Achieve zero food waste to landfills
  2. Eradicate hunger and poverty
  3. Eliminate greenhouse gases associated with food waste

The Problem

Hunger is not a scarcity problem, rather a logistics issue – ineffective redistribution of excess food. According to the Huff Post, there is more than 1 ½ times enough food to feed everyone on the planet. Still, 4.4 million people in Canada are food insecure, meaning that they are unsure where their next meal is coming from and are unable to acquire an adequate diet.

At Zero Waste Canada, we asked why? Turns out, the problem is us – we waste more than half the food we produce, contributing to a significant carbon footprint.

Our Solution

Zero Waste is connecting businesses with excess food to individuals and families who need it most.

We facilitate the rescue and re-distribution of food from food providers including restaurants, hotels and catering companies with excess food to service agencies within disadvantaged communities.

How You Can Help


Volunteers are an integral part of Zero Waste Canada. Join our team today!

As a volunteer you can choose between two roles (or both):

  1. Transport food from our food donor partners to local homeless shelters
  2. Help organize community events

Give Excess Food

Are you a restaurant or small business owner with extra food? Partner with us by clicking the donate button below!

Pickups can occur once, or can be scheduled daily, weekly, or monthly.

Make a Donation

All monetary donations will go directly to supporting Zero Waste Canada’s operations to eliminate hunger and create a sustainable environment.

To donate, click the donate button below and contact us regarding payment options!