Surplus Food Rescue Program: Step 2. Who is eligible
Step 2. Who is eligible
Eligible applicants consist of not-for-profit and for-profit organizations (benefits must accrue broadly) and include:
- Community or charitable organizations
- Indigenous groups
- Regional and municipal governments and agencies (can include schools or school boards)
The program is open to any organization type (including industry) who is able to demonstrate that they have established a network of partners across the supply chain, and can move significant quantities of surplus food.
Note: Eligible applicants must be legal entities capable of entering into a legally binding agreement.
Eligible applicants must also meet the principles and criteria outlined in the Applicant guide.
Justification must be made in the application for the volume or monetary value of food surplus proposed to be handled.
Smaller organizations proposing to handle smaller amounts of surplus may be funded if they are serving a specific vulnerable region, not otherwise well served and use innovative methods to deal with the surplus.
Eligible projects are those that handle the full logistical requirements needed to move surplus commodities through the entire value chain as quickly, efficiently, and cost-effectively as possible. This means covering the essential steps of acquiring product at wholesale cost, processing, transporting as well as ensuring the shelf-life stability of surplus products, resulting in the least amount of food waste.
Note: Projects can cover one or more commodities, depending on the demonstrated ability to manage all requirements for said commodities.
Regional or national approaches may be used.
No profits should be derived from the projects undertaken through this program and all benefits should return to the targeted community(ies).
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