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Toronto's First Pay-What-You-Can Grocery Store Is Opening This Weekend

Think of the savings!

Grocery shopping sucks. No one likes to wander around for an hour or more looking at the prices of food that you feel should cost way less than it does.

So if the grocery store is taking a serious chunk out of your wallet then there’s some good news for you.

Toronto is opening its first ever pay-what-you-can grocery store this weekend on June 16. 

Via Feed it Forward

It’s being run by a local startup called Feed it Forward and will be located at 3324 Dundas Street West.

The organization rescues food from other places that it is being wasted at, such as grocery stores, bakeries and restaurants and will be selling it to the public for whatever people can afford to pay.

Via Feed it Forward

And in case you’re worried all you’d get is old or over ripe fruits and vegetables have no fear, the produce for the grocery store will be coming from Greenwood Farms, an organic farm in Whitby that was donated to the organization.

The goal is to cut down on the amount of food that Canadians waste each year. 

Via Feed it Forward

On average Canadians waste about $31 billion worth of food that is completely edible each year.

So if your average grocery store trip is burning a hole in your wallet this is definitely something you’ll want to check out. 

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