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Metro Ontario and Too Good To Go announce province-wide partnership

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Metro Ontario and Too Good To Go, the world’s largest marketplace for surplus food, have joined forces in the global fight to eliminate food waste. Metro stores first joined the platform in November 2022, with an initial rollout of 20 stores in the Greater Toronto Area. Today, 126 Metro locations across the province are now live on the Too Good To Go app and ready to save food from waste for one-third of the retail cost.

Too Good To Go connects businesses that have surplus food with consumers to purchase that food and help to eliminate the harmful impacts of food waste on the environment. Nationally, 58 per cent of all food that Canada produces goes to waste, Metro and Too Good To Go are working to lower that percentage with an easy-to-use and effective solution.

“Building on the success of our pilot project, we are excited to now have the Too Good To Go program deployed throughout our Metro Ontario store network and continue our efforts to reduce food waste,” said Joe Fusco, senior vice president, Metro. “Too Good To Go provides us with an additional avenue to ensure that food is consumed rather than going to landfill, contributing to our commitment to reduce food waste in our operations by 50 per cent by 2025, compared to 2016.”

This is in addition to One More Bite, METRO’s flagship initiative in the fight against food waste. This food recovery program enables METRO to provide its partners in Ontario and in Quebec, Second Harvest, Feed Ontario and Food Banks of Quebec, with unsold quality products from its participating stores. Between 2016 and 2022, METRO distributed more than 23 million kilograms of food, helping to fight food insecurity while keeping waste out of landfills.

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