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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Rescue. We're introducing a 4th R to inspire Canadians to become food rescuers at home" surrounded by loose organic vegetables
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Rescue. We're introducing a 4th R to inspire Canadians to become food rescuers at home" surrounded by loose organic vegetables

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Rescue

We are introducing to you the 4th "R" to the cycle of green living: Rescue.

The reason? Companies like Waste Reduction Week in Canada have estimated that more than $10 billion worth of food is wasted in households from coast to coast each year. This is like having 2.1 million more cars on the road. But with food waste prevention information and communities of people and organizations working together, this food could be redirected to food rescue organizations.

Which is why we're encouraging everyone to come to the rescue. At IGA, we believe in supporting local community groups, local food banks, and local action. That's why we’re bringing you a number of food waste prevention tips to help you start your journey to become a Food Rescuer right at home.

Follow along and join in on the conversation on social media using #FoodRescue.

10 Food Rescue Ideas

Learn more about each of our 10 food rescue tips by clicking through!

Save the brine from pickles to use as a marinade for meat or to add to soups

Turn leftover bread into breadcrumbs

Take your fruit further by dehydrating it to create fruit leathers for snacking

Store it in the middle of the fridge where it

Store nuts in the fridge or freezer to keep them fresher longer

Store nuts in the fridge or freezer to keep them fresher longer

Store extra lemons whole in the freezer then grate for zest as needed

Store extra lemons whole in the freezer then grate for zest as needed

Save the oil from canned sundried tomatoes or artichokes and use it to build flavour in salad dressings and sautees

Throw parmesan ends into sauces and soups to influse extra flavour

Rescue extra slices of bread by using them to keep brown sugar from clumping

Wrap it in wax paper before storing in the fridge

We Can All Do OurPart™ in Food Rescue

Doing OurPart™ to rescue food across Canada means more than taking on a couple of food waste prevention tips. It means educating ourselves and everyone around us with information to help extend the life of our food. So, we've brought 6 trusty guides to the table to learn about how to rescue food at home. That way, we can all spread the message of food rescue!

Click an icon to discover how to rescue food at home!

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Waste Reduction Week in Canada

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