The Greater Vancouver Food Bank has received the largest single donation in its 35-year history.
Walmart is giving the food bank over $1 million to scale up its efforts to turn surplus produce into nutritious products, which will either be distributed to people in need or sold to the food-buying members and eventually the public.
The money is part of $19 million the company is donating countrywide to fund Canadian initiatives to reduce waste along the food chain, from farm to fork.
As well, Walmart has announced a commitment to zero food waste by the year 2025.
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