This fall, we at Drawdown Toronto are thankful to be partnering with our friends at EcoCaledon through the Gratitude for Food initiative, in order to promote our shared interest in how individuals, families and communities can learn more about the interconnectedness between ourselves and our planet through the lens of food. We aim to explore the role we all have in being more responsible stewards of our natural resources by coming together to create positive change. 

Just Eat It Toronto! Food Waste Challenge

January 18 – February 28

Registration Open

The Story of Gratitude For Food

Gratitude for Food was founded in the fall of 2018 by a small but enthusiastic group of Caledon residents with a passion for food and a concern for the problem of food waste.

As EcoCaledon members we had recently completed a course together to learn how to create positive action in the face of climate change. The course was based on Project Drawdown, a global movement to reverse global warming by 2050. We knew we wanted to start a project to inspire change, but we weren’t sure where to focus all of our energy.  Solar panels?  Single use plastics? Regenerative agriculture? Reducing food waste? Since food is a daily part of our lives, it is a valuable issue and should be a priority for everyone. Reducing food waste is a climate change solution that literally everyone can get behind. We excitedly agreed, and after a rapid fire brainstorming session to come up with a name, Gratitude for Food was born!  We are forever grateful to our dear friend, Susan Richards, who suggested  this name.  Susan has since passed away but we will always remember her for her thoughtful contributions to this cause.


EcoCaledon is a local not-for-profit organization established in 1995. Along with our partners, we work to promote environmental programs, projects and activities designed to enhance and protect Caledon’s environment and work towards reversing global warming. For more information, visit

”When we think of the causes of global warming, fossil fuel use most often comes to mind. Less conspicuous are the consequences of our breakfast, lunch and dinner.”

From the Drawdown book (2017)