Tackling the Issue
In Canada, more than $31 billion worth of food is thrown out annually. Grocery stores make up nearly half of that total. Much is still fresh and edible, but is disposed of to make room for newer stock, or thrown out due to minor cosmetic reasons.
According to Statistics Canada, in London, Ontario there are more than 54,000 residents living in poverty. With nearly 3,500 families, and more than 8,000 individuals using the London Food Bank.