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Feds spending $50 million to get surplus food to struggling Canadians

Canadians struggling to get enough to eat will soon have better access to food that otherwise would be composted. On Thursday, federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Marie-Claude Bibeau announced details of the $50-million Surplus Food Rescue Program, created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Chicken, eggs both go first as feds roll out COVID-19 food surplus program

More than 12 million eggs will be redistributed via an emergency federal program designed to help farmers faced with too much food and nowhere to sell it due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau announced Thursday that the government has signed eight agreements worth nearly $50 million to help align the needs of food banks and other community groups with what farmers and producers can supply.

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Agriculture minister announces details of $50M program to direct surplus food to those in need

Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau announced details on Thursday of a $50-million program that will redirect surplus perishable food products to vulnerable people during the pandemic.

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Hellmann’s addresses food waste with new Animal Crossing virtual game

Hellmann’s Canada has created an island in Nintendo’s popular game Animal Crossing to help promote reduction in food waste. The “New Horizons” game gives players an opportunity to convert their virtual food waste in the game into real food for people in need.

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App to Fight Food Insecurity Implemented Years Ahead of Schedule During Pandemic

An app that’s been in the works for a couple of years is helping to get food to those who need it most in Newfoundland and Labrador. This province has one of the highest rates of food insecurity among all Canadian provinces.

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