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COVID-19: SOURCES will continue to serve the most vulnerable members of our community. In order to do this while maintaining the safety, health and well-being of our staff and volunteers, our executive team has made the decision to suspend in-person services until further notice. There are some exceptions. Programs deemed to be providing essential human services will continue to provide direct or modified services to clients.

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The Sources Food Hub provides education on food waste reduction, and opportunities for rescuing and redistributing food to our community.

The Hub enables food businesses, farms and residents to rescue unsaleable food and redirect it to address community food insecurity, while also reducing the significant greenhouse gas emissions otherwise caused by food waste.

With funding from the Walmart Foundation, the Hub coordinates four projects:

  • Rescuing food from processors and retailers to redistribute to organizations serving marginalized families and individuals in Surrey;
  • Organizing volunteers to harvest and redistribute fruit and produce from farms and backyards, also known as gleaning;
  • Offering food waste education to the public and to members of the food business community;
  • And offering a commercial “commissary” kitchen for rent to support small food businesses and non-profit organizations.

Since June 2019, we have rescued and redistributed the equivalent of 46,843 meals in Surrey.
That is worth $137,720.00!

  • Commissary Kitchen

    The Sources Food Hub offers a commissary kitchen (an inspected, commercial-grade rental kitchen) in a central location near King George Blvd and 72 Ave in Surrey.

    Our kitchen is fully inspected, licensed, and available for rent to food processing and prep businesses, such as caterers, farmers’ market vendors, or non-profits with food programming. Our kitchen includes exclusive use of the following equipment during each booking:

    • 2 commercial ovens
    • 2 grills
    • 1 flat-top
    • 1 salamander/broiler
    • 1 steam table (for hot holding)
    • 1 refrigerated prep table (for cold holding)
    • Cooler & freezer space
    • Dishwashing station
    • Quick-cycle commercial dishwasher
    • Basic kitchen appliances and utensils: blender, cooling wands, can opener, large salad spinner, pots, bowls, etc.
    • Work space with wifi

    As a small non-profit program, we’re able to accommodate individual needs and offer business support, education and other opportunities through our extensive community networks.

    Our rate: As low as $15 per hour

    “[Sources Food Hub staff] are flexible, supportive and encouraging. We have been using the facilities since September and are always really happy with the equipment, the cleanliness, the space and the accessibility.”
    ~ Terracotta Tummy, a White Rock-based, vegan meal prep/delivery company.

    Contact information:

    Book a tour or check the kitchen schedule: Wylie Barker, Logistics & Kitchen Coordinator.

    Phone number:  604-318-5794
    Email address:  wbarker@sourcesbc.ca

  • Food Rescue & Redistribution
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    In Canada, about 7.3 million metric tonnes of edible food is wasted each year by producers, food processors, distributors and retailers. The primary work of the Sources Food Hub is to rescue and redistribute this good food that would otherwise go to waste.   It maintains an ever-growing network of retail, processor, and farm food-donors, whose unsaleable food is redirected to organizations in Surrey. This work addresses two major issues at once: food insecurity in our community, and the serious greenhouse gas emissions that result from wasted food.

    Between June 2019 and January 2020, the Sources Food Hub rescued and redistributed approximately 12,175 kgs of food per month – the equivalent of 22,381 meals, or enough to feed 249 people three square meals each month.

    The Food Hub continues to grow. Its impact is limited only by the capacity of its infrastructure and volunteer force. Get in touch to talk about volunteering, donating food, or contributing your resources, such as warehouse facilities or refrigerated transportation, to grow the capacity of the program.

    Become a Food Hub volunteer!

    Contact information:

    For more information about Food Redistribution, contact Wylie Barker, Logistics & Kitchen Coordinator:

    Phone number: 604-318-5794
    Email address: wbarker@sourcesbc.ca

  • Community Harvest Program

    Sometimes good food goes to waste in our community simply because it isn’t harvested – whether in farmers’ fields or on backyard fruit trees. Harvesting this produce is known as “gleaning”. The Sources Food Hub offers its Community Harvest Gleaning Services through a team of dedicated volunteers. Along with our partner organizations, landowners and volunteers can also keep a share of the fresh, healthy harvest.

    To register your garden or other crops, please fill out this form:

    New volunteers who enjoy active outdoor work in support of their community – and who appreciate an abundance of fresh produce – are always welcome.

    Become a Community Harvest Volunteer:

    CLICK HERE TO VOLUNTEER

    Contact information:

    Phone number: 604-596-0973
    Email address: foodhub@sourcesbc.ca

  • Food Waste Education
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    Each Canadian household wastes nearly $100 of the food they buy each month. In fact, if you count producers, processors, distributors, retailers, restaurants and those households, we waste so much edible food each year that for Surrey’s population alone it would fill a full-size cargo ship to capacity.

    That is why we each have a role to play in addressing the problem of food waste. Food Hub staff are available to attend or host events, and to give presentations on the reduction of waste throughout the food system with content customized for audiences ranging from elementary students to food business managers.

    Find out more about food waste today, through the National Zero Waste Council’s campaign, Love Food Hate Waste

    CONTACT INFORMATION:

    For more information, please contact our Community Engagement/Marketing Coordinator, Nicole Worden:
    Phone:  604-723-6711
    Email:  nworden@sourcesbc.ca

CONTACT INFORMATION

Tel: 604-596-0973 (Call for an appointment)

Email: foodhub@sourcesbc.ca

Mailing Address:
Sources Community Resources Society
#208C – 1461 Johnston Road
White Rock, British Columbia
V4B 3Z4  Canada

Thank You

This program is generously funded by the Walmart Foundation.

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