The Kimberley Wellness Foundation will have an easier time setting up a new facility to help keep food out of landfills thanks to Columbia Basin Trust funds.
The CBT has approved a $95,000 social grant for the organization.
Volunteer Flo Brokop says they’re parntering with working with community partners including the local food bank to establish a food recovery program.
“We’ll be setting up a depot, we haven’t got the location confirmed yet but we’re looking at a few possibilities, and what will happen is that food that normally would go to landfills would be diverted to this depot to be sorted.”
Brokop says food often ends up in landfills because people throw it out when its expiry date passes, but often the food still has nutritional value.
She adds they will look at other food recovery programs in the province to establish a model that works for them.
– Flo Brokop – Volunteer, Kimberley Wellness Foundation