Quest Food Exchange

Each year in Canada, over 31 billion dollars of food is wasted, yet over 4 million Canadians are food insecure. Quest Food Exchange believes that hunger in Canada is an issue of food redistribution, not a lack of food production. We are a not-for-profit organization that provides dignified access to a variety of affordable and healthy foods to individuals facing food security challenges in British Columbia.  Our primary objectives are to reduce hunger with dignity, build community and foster sustainability. Not open to the general public, Quest Food Exchange works in collaboration with food suppliers who donate their surplus food, and social service agency partners who refer their clients. Our environmentally conscious food redistribution program includes delivery trucks, a distribution centre, and not-for-profit grocery markets to ensure the quality surplus food we recover is reallocated efficiently to those who need it. Clients are empowered to choose what suits their needs in our friendly, safe and welcoming grocery market environment.

Last year, our organization was able to rescue over 8.4 million dollars of food, recording more than 240,000 client shopping visits to our not-for-profit markets. 

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