How It Works
Cranbrook Food Recovery connects your unused food to local community groups. Your donations support community initiatives, such as free breakfasts for school students, snacks for family groups, meals for seniors, and food for community groups.
Register by contacting us
Tell us details of surplus food available
Set one-time pickup details or create recurring donations for regular rescues
Not-for-profit organizations are screened to confirm food safety practices are in place
Access your account at any time to manage donations
Who gets the food?
All donated food is given to community groups that serve Cranbrook and the surrounding areas.
What kind of food is donated?
Produce, dairy, protein, bread and baked goods, prepared foods...as long as your facility handles food safely (up to date health inspections, and in accordance with food safe principles), we welcome the food you'd like to give.
Is there any food we can't donate?
leftover food that has been ‘plated’ and served, including salad bar ingredients that are exposed to public touch
prepared food that has been in temperature danger zone for 2 hours or more
food or drinks with alcohol and/or medicinal ingredients
packaged food that’s been opened or has a broken seal
How do we donate food?
Contact us - we will be in touch to figure out the optimal pickup schedule.
Can we donate food from a one-time event?
Yes! As long as food is safely handled, we will arrange a pickup time for the food you didn't use during your event.