Innovative Business Solutions to Combat Food Waste and Insecurity

Posted July 8, 2020

  • July 29, 2020
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Innovative Business Solutions to Combat Food Waste and Insecurity

Food waste and food insecurity have always been issues, and the COVID-19 pandemic has pushed them to the forefront. Grocery stores have been hit with supply chain challenges causing increases in food waste. At the same time, many people have been negatively impacted by COVID-19 and we have seen a correlating increase in the demand for food access.

Join Longo’s and B12Give in this webinar dedicated to discussing how businesses are finding ways to mitigate the impacts of food waste and insecurity. Longo’s will provide a roadmap on how they combat food waste and provide details from their first ever Sustainability Report. B12Give will discuss how the current pandemic has amplified the need for food resources and food security across Canada, and what they are doing about it.

The event will take place via Go To Webinar from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday July 29, followed by the opportunity to join online networking sessions from 2:00 to 2:45 p.m. Links to two Go To Meeting networking rooms will be posted in the chat section during the webinar (no registration is required for the networking portion of the event).



Tony Colley
Founder/CEO, B12Give

Tony Colley is a sustainability entrepreneur who developed an app called B12Give, combating food insecurity via the redistribution of surplus unsold prepared food from retail operators. The app works similar to an UberEats style delivery platform, creating a circular food economy rescuing and redistributing food to shelters within the hour of receipt. Tony aims to lower retailers’ carbon footprint by providing healthy, nourishing meals to the estimated 5.6 million Canadians who are currently suffering from food insecurity.

Visit their website to learn more about Tony and his mission to close the gap between surplus and access in cities across Canada.



Danielle Reid
Sustainability Coordinator, Longo’s

Danielle Reid is Sustainability Coordinator at Longo’s, where her role focuses on sustainability reporting, food waste reduction, and sourcing. Her love of food and disdain of waste have led her to a career devoted to tackling the sustainability challenges in the food industry. Prior to Longo’s, Danielle graduated with a Master of Science in Sustainability Management from the University of Toronto.

To read Longo’s 2019 Sustainability Report, click here.


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