New Industry Food Donation Guidelines are now available on the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) HERE.

(click the “Donation Guidelines” tab and scroll to “Industry Food Donation Guidelines”)

The BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC), in partnership with the Greater Vancouver Food Bank, Food Banks BC and Metro Vancouver, published the Industry Food Donation Guidelines to encourage donations of safe, healthy food to local food banks and charities.  The Guidelines help business owners, managers or other decision makers answer these questions:

  • Why donate food?
  • How to start and manage a food donation program? – step by step guide
  • What foods are suitable for donation?
  • What about risk and liability?

The Industry Food Donation Guidelines are meant to raise awareness about food security in BC, support positive working relationships between food donors and receiving organizations, encourage redistribution (rather than waste) of safe and healthy foods and improve the quality of foods available for grocery and meal programs.

Find information on Metro Vancouver’s Organics Disposal Ban, including tips to reduce or recycle food waste, at:

The new Restaurant Guide is available on the Metro Vancouver website HERE.

The restaurant guide is a simple, step-by-step guide to help restaurants design, implement and maintain a food scraps recycling program.  Request copies by contacting Metro Vancouver at 604-432-6200