Food Rescue Yellowknife

Diverting and Distributing

Redistributing food since 2008.

Food Rescue Yellowknife is a non-profit organization that receives safe, nutritious and useable food from local grocers which would otherwise be discarded and distributes it to non-profit organizations, schools and daycares throughout the city.

Since 2008, our operation has saved and distributed over 2.1 million kgs of food for the people of Yellowknife. That food is valued at an average of $5.70 per kg for a total value of an estimated 12 million dollars. Learn more about our operation on our Resources page, or if you’re interested in volunteering please get in touch with us!

Weighing Food Rescue Food

About Food Rescue Yellowknife

Who We Are

Learn more about Food Rescue Yellowknife, meet our Board of Directors, and learn about volunteers, sponsors, and our employees.

Our Impact

Since 2008 the numbers have piled up. Not just in terms of diverted food waste, but in everything from volunteers to people fed.


If you are interested in the Food Rescue model for your community, we encourage you to learn more on our resources page.

Get Involved

Food Rescue Yellowknife is regularly looking for volunteers and often part-time employees to help with the ongoing operations.

Yellowknife Food Rescue by the numbers.

134,076 kg of food recovered in 2023/24

127,038 kg of food redistributed in 2023/24

7,038 composted in 2023/24

80+ sponsors and donors in 2023/24 alone

80+ volunteers helping 2 staff members

25 participating agencies


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