Check out below great reading resources for practitioners, advocates, community developers and concerned citizens in the areas of food waste and food insecurity work.


Food Waste

10 Easy Ways to Stop Food Waste

Reducing your food waste doesn’t have to be complicated. Adopt our 10 Easy ways to save food, money and the environment! It’s time to waste less and enjoy more!

Global Initiative on Food Loss and Waste Reduction

this report demonstrates the need to reduce food waste at multiple levels and provide great insights on how this can be achieved.

The Cost of Canada’s Annual Food Waste

In Canada, over $31 billion worth of good food is wasted annually! This report sheds light on the huge amount of money Canadians can save if we stop food waste.

Just Eat It!

A food rescue social experiment by Jen and Grant Green that will get you looking and perhaps even visiting the BACK of your local grocery stores. A must see movie experience!————————————————————

Food Insecurity

Creating a Sustainable Food Future

This comprehensive report provides a menu of solutions that can feed our growing global population while reducing negative impacts on the environment and providing economic and social benefits.

Household Insecurity in Canada

This report demonstrates the far reaching impact of food insecurity in Canada.

Peel Food Charter (Draft)

Learn about the vision and values that will guide practices, policies and priorities to create a food secure system in Peel

The tremendous quantity of wholesome food wasted in our food system is a critical socio-economic and environmental concern. As we keep wasting wholesome nutritious food for no good reason – 3.2 million Canadians and 1 in 6 children in Canada experience food insecurity! Further, the disparity between food and nutrition gap is on the rise.

Food waste and food security challenges are multi-faceted, multi-dimensional and intrinsically inter-related. A deeper positive relationship exists between reduction of food waste, elimination of hunger and poverty reduction strategy. The Food for All program envisions a food secured future where combating food waste is integral to food and nutrition security, job creation, environmental protection and sustainable community building.

Food Future Definition: A sustainable food future ensures physical and economic access to sufficient, safe, healthy and nutritious food to meet dietary need and food preferences for living a healthy life.


A Sustainable Food Secured Future Symposium

Community Environment Alliance is hosting an event, Sustainable Food Secured Future: Intersection between Food Waste and Food Insecurity, at Gore Meadows Community Centre in Brampton on June 22nd.

Food waste is a global and national problem that has a huge effect on our environment, economy and society. At the same time, the number of Canadians who are food insecure is growing at an alarming rate.

Both food waste and food insecurity issues have been ongoing major concerns in our community and have sparked the concern of many. Often, the two issues are seen separately and the connection between them is summed up in the too-simple model solution of rescuing food and distributing to those in need. But it’s more complicated than that! Food waste and food insecurity has many layers to consider.

This symposium brought together practitioners, advocates, farmers, researchers and community developers in the areas of food policy and anti-hunger work to identify promising technical, practical and scalable solutions, while reducing stress on the environment and providing economic and social benefits.

Thank you partners for sharing your valuable insights and for contributing to stimulating and meaningful discussions. Because of you, we were able to delve deeper into the intersection of food waste & the food and nutrition gap. Together we also explored innovative solutions to bridge this intersection in the hopes of creating a sustainable food future for Peel.

Click here to view the Booklet!
To get a glimpse of the event, check out our Food Secure Future Symposium Booklet for more information.




Every year, Canada waste more than $31 billion worth of wholesome edible food. Wasted food not only means food and nutrition loss; it also means loss of precious and limited natural resources – water, land and energy – that goes into growing, producing and distributing food. Wasted food, when thrown in the garbage dumb, also releases methane – a greenhouse gas (GHG) that is 21 times worse than carbon-dioxide (CO2)!

With over 581,000 households in Halton-Peel currently, over 107,000 tonnes of food – perfectly good to eat – are wasted every year! It’s hard to believe that we play such a big role;

At the same time, it also means that we can make a big difference!

In response to this growing food waste issue, we are excited to present our Zero Food Waste Program! This easy and engaging program aims to increase community awareness of food waste through education, empowerment and community action.

Check it out!
Click here to learn more about the Zero Food Waste Program.

Let’s STOP Food Waste, Because It’s Food, Not Waste!
Get involved and win prizes by participating in any of the following activities:



Test your knowledge with our food waste quiz – a family-friend activity! Need help? Use our interactive Handy Book designed to improve your score!



Canadian homes throw away $31 Billion of perfectly good food every year! Make a pledge to change the course. Use our ‘How to’ cards for help

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Do you see food being wasted at events, parties or in your fridge? Take the Food Wise Home Challenge to save money and reduce food loss!

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