The Rotary Clubs of Calgary Sarcee, Calgary West, Chinook, and Heritage provided $48,000 to purchase a 5-ton delivery truck as a "Mobile Grocery  Store" for Fresh Routes, an initiative of the Leftovers Foundation.

For more information visit the Leftovers Foundation website at, and Fresh Routes.

This funding was in collaboration with Sarcee, Heritage Park and Chinook Rotary Clubs for a "Mobile Grocery Store", re-purposing funds previously allocated to The Calgary Food Bank. This project was delayed and Leftover Foundation was identified as an opportunity based on COVID-19 as it caused the cancelling of a fundraiser designed to support this organization. More importantly during this pandemic Food Security is recognized as one of the top priorities, especially for marginalized neighborhoods.

Fresh Routes is a program of the Leftovers Foundation, one of Western Canada’s largest food rescue charities. Leftovers’ work started in food recovery and currently redirects approximately 6000 pounds of fresh, edible food per week to community agencies such as the Boys and Girls Club, Cornerstone Youth, and the Women’s Emergency Shelter, to name a few. They have identified 20 new neighborhoods where they could deliver food to.

This truck will help achieve what is estimated to be an average of 800 individuals and they will be reached on a weekly basis.   

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