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