Quest Outreach Society
Almost two decades ago, Quest Outreach Society launched an innovative business model: to rescue food — perfectly good cans, boxes and perishables — that would otherwise be tossed in the garbage and headed for landfills, and redirect it to hungry people in the Lower Mainland who need it most. It is called Quest Food Exchange.
Today, Quest is B.C.'s only food exchange and diverts 5.77 million pounds of surplus food from landfills each year, which adds up to $8.26 million worth of food. Quest fills and then empties our 575-m2 warehouse each day, providing food to hundreds of social service agencies in the region feeding 70,000 people a month. Yet Quest is capturing less than 1% of the food being wasted.
Emperor Specialty Foods Ltd has been working with Quest for over 10 years to participate in Quest Food Exchange program and has received numerous recognition awards for our donations.
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