From 2017 - 2018, Global Shapers Edmonton undertook a charity project called Leftovers. Leftovers YEG is an organization that takes excess food from vendors at the end of the day and transports it via volunteer drivers to our partnered service agencies. These efforts have helped to reduce food insecurity and feed hungry people right in our community.
The Edmonton Global Shapers acted as project managers, volunteer coordinators, communicators and marketers, and event planners in order to bring this successful charity organization to Edmonton. It was originally started in Calgary, and through the efforts of our Shapers, we were able to build the presence in Edmonton to the point where we were able to hand it off to a long term organizer.