Redbit of Burlington wins prestigious Microsoft award

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July 19th,2020



RedBit of Burlington has been announced as the Winner of the 2020 Microsoft Community Response and the Finalist of the Social Impact Partner of the Year INSPIRE Awards

Microsoft logoThe Microsoft Community Response award recognizes partners providing innovative solutions or services to help solve challenges for our customers and community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

RedBit’s winning work was with Canada’s largest food rescue organization, Second Harvest which saw them scale their FoodRescue platform nationally to ensure that those in need of food during this pandemic could be reached.

Red bit logo“We here at RedBit feel thrilled about winning and being finalists for such prestigious awards. We would like to thank our hardworking and dedicated team for making this possible, as well as Second Harvest for trusting us to help them deliver their vision. It goes to show how transparent we have been and the value a trustworthy partnership can provide in making the impossible possible,” said Mark Arteaga, president at RedBit. “Our submission for both Social Impact and Community Response highlighted the work we have done with Second Harvest in providing food across the nation for those who needed it the most, especially during these trying times.”

Awards were classified in several categories, with honorees chosen from a set of more than 3,300 submitted nominations from more than 100 countries worldwide. RedBit was not only recognized as the global winner for community response during COVID-19, but also as a global and Canadian finalist for the Social Impact Partner of the Year award.

This award recognizes a partner who has helped the digital transformation of a nonprofit organization. RedBit successfully enabled Second Harvest to be more productive, more innovative, and ultimately, to drive greater societal impact.

Second HarvestThanks in large part to RedBit’s ability to help them quickly scale using Microsoft Azure and launch a mobile app integrated with Power Platform and Dynamics 365, Second Harvest’s has made major strides in their ‘No Hunger, No Waste’ mandate. Since the pandemic the platform has successful provided 1,173,219 meals to communities in need across Canada and averted over 4,890,504 kg of greenhouse gases.

RedBit Development is a software consulting, design and engineering company focused on delivering solutions that help companies and nonprofits reach new audiences, reduce costs, and increase impact. Its strategy is to align technology solutions with an organization’s mission to increase the productivity and efficiency of an organization. RedBit takes the time to learn about the inner workings of an organization’s goals and needs to determine where technology would be the best fit.

Second Harvest is Canada’s largest food rescue organization and expert in perishable food recovery, committed to safe food transportation, storage, and access. Every year food rescue expands to include more farms, manufacturers, distributors, and retailers. They work with hundreds of businesses across the food supply chain, reducing the amount of edible food going to waste, which in turn stops millions of pounds of greenhouse gases from damaging our environment. The food Second Harvest recovers is redirected to social service organizations and schools, ensuring people have access to the good food they need to be healthy and strong. Second Harvest is a global thought leader and continually innovates processes and shares methods, to create a better future for everyone. For more information visit

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