Be One Two Give (B12Give) has diverted 15,000 kg of food waste by connecting businesses with shelters who distribute the food to people in need.


Founded in 2019 to fight hunger in the Greater Toronto Area, Colley says the company has diverted approximately 15,000 kilograms of food waste — enough to feed 25,000 people since its inception.

“It operates like an UberEats-style delivery platform, but it’s strictly for surplus food,” Colley told CBC Toronto.

The idea is simple, he says: Restaurants and businesses notify B12Give through its app when they have surplus food. Then, the company picks it up and distributes it to local shelters and charities.

Last Updated on August 4, 2023