Charity Profile: QUEST FOOD EXCHANGE
FARMACIE has been compelled to reach out to QUEST Food Exchange for quite sometime as their mission to reduce hunger, in both a dignified and a sustainable manner, offers a more dynamic approach to food insecurity than your typical food aid or handout. Quest is British Columbia’s largest not-for-profit food exchange program; offering access to affordable and healthy food choices for those facing barriers to this basic necessity. In partnering with food suppliers, social service agencies, and community stakeholders, they have fine-tuned their social enterprise model to become a hub of food redistribution in the Lower Mainland. Quest offers a sustainable answer to surplus food as their programs divert millions of dollars worth of food, perfectly fit for consumption, from our landfills. Their empowering programs are seen as essential to marginalized individuals as they transition themselves towards self-sufficiency, and this short video shows just that.
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