Well, after months of thought provoking focus groups, and developing our healthy food policy, systems, logistics and our innovative database (and spending too much time behind a desk) February is going to be all about getting food! I can’t wait to hit the road and meet as many people in the Ontario food industry as I can so I can spread the word that we’ll be soon open for business, and that they are the key to our success!
The question I’m most asked however is “Matt, who’s going to just give you free food?” Having been in the food business myself for over 18 years, two things have become clear to me. First, there is a lot of wasted food out there! Second, there are also countless people who want to see that food be put to good use rather than end up in a landfill.
I’m going to ensure we’re equipped, ready and willing to make sure that food ends up in our warehouse … and then in the hands of non-profit agencies here in Perth County who do such a great service in this community. I hope you’ll continue to follow my blog. I have a lot of work to do, but with the support of our staff, volunteers and the community at large I know we’ll get the job done!