Making nutritious soup mix out of food waste for a hungry world

Last year, volunteers working for Ontario Christian Gleaners produced 2.2. million servings of soup from waste food that would otherwise have ended up in the dump or been plowed under


Five mornings a week, in a building at the south end of Cambridge, about 50 volunteers gather to trim and chop roughly 5,000 pounds of fresh produce.

“We get produce because there is a market glut,” says Dave Rochester, in charge of marketing and procurement with Ontario Christian Gleaners. The registered charity also gets “carrots that look like hockey sticks.”

Better Farming - December 2011