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Re: Seeking Food Grade Buckets

Posted: Sun Feb 05, 2017 2:20 pm
by scrounger

Try this cornmeal. I'm local to these guys so I buy direct. I have also seen it in Sobeys, so you may be able to as well. ... c-cornmeal

Here is the nutritional profile for Bulk Barn if you want to do head to head comparison. ... -Free-1537

Re: Seeking Food Grade Buckets

Posted: Fri Apr 07, 2017 4:45 pm
by ottawa613
I used to work in a restaurant. Much of our food was purchased in food grade buckets.

The empty buckets were not returnable, so they would pile up in the back room. Usually they would end up being tossed in the recycle bins or garbage bins - such a waste of a useful item. Most restaurants are on tight margins, so they don't even use employee time or hot water to wash them out - they just toss them in the waste bin.

Our local grocery store tried selling their empties to the public for a $1 each. Probably they still do. They $1 charge would cover the cost of washing them out, and give them a small return.

I would suggest talking to restaurant managers and asking them if they'd like to donate their empty food buckets to a worthy cause, that being your community prepping efforts. Offer them a little money and they'd probably be happy to rinse them out and hold them for you.

Re: Seeking Food Grade Buckets

Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:19 am
by Clarence
Like henry says
I get mine at bulk barn and give donation to owner for Alzheimers cause

Re: Seeking Food Grade Buckets

Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:55 am
by RachelM
Try a local restaurant. One of the place's I've worked gets vegetable oil in 16L pails. If they are thoroughly washed out, they usually re-seal well. We store bulk dry foods like rice in them once we've opened the bags. Some (Such as this place) do use them as we do a lot of bulk events, but smaller restaurants probably haven't got the use for them.