• Vancouver food waste statistics


    Metro Vancouver estimates that 13,000 tonnes of healthy, edible food are thrown out in the region's transfer stations each year.

  • 1 in 10

    About 1 in 10 households (9.8%) in Vancouver are considered food insecure. Female lone parent households with children have the highest rate of food insecurity, at 34.2%.

  • Food waste and greenhouse gas emissions

    56.5 Million

    Food waste is responsible for 56.5 million tonnes of the greenhouse gas emissions that Canada produces annually. Globally, food waste and loss is responsible for 6% of total emissions worldwide.