The McGill student-run MealCare has a simple concept: Divert surplus food from McGill’s cafes and cafeterias to help feed people in need. Since it first started operations in 2017, the organization, in partnership with its delivery partner DriveSafe (a service run by the Student Society of McGill University), has delivered more than 25,000 meals to Montrealers facing food security challenges.
The food is redistributed to homeless shelters and soup kitchens in the community. All food waste is carefully tracked during each collection with the goal of sharing this data with donors for long-term waste reduction. In addition to providing food to the less fortunate and reducing McGill’s environmental impact, MealCare also works on raising the University community’s awareness regarding food waste.
MealCare has been recognized twice by Forces AVENIR, an organization that shines a light on Quebec’s most inspiring students. In 2019, McGill student Sanchit Gupta, MealCare’s co-founder was named winner of the Personnalité 1er cycle and in 2020 the organization won in the Environment category.
To learn more about this organization, please visit MealCare’s website.