The Farm-to-Table Story of Surplus Food in Canada

How does food become a surplus on farms in Canada and what can farmers do so that it doesn’t go to waste? To find out, we spoke with Holburne Mushroom Farm to hear their farm-to-table story of why they began donating surplus food to Second Harvest.

Summer’s Arctic Shipment: When Nunavut’s Sea Ice Melts, Food Rescue Delivers

In the summer of 2021, a partnership between Second Harvest and Arctic Co-operatives Limited (Arctic Co-ops) formed. Together, we delivered 61,700 pounds of rescued food from the GTA directly to community members and food banks in Nunavut by Sealift. See link below.

Peach Perfection Iced Tea

The sun is beating down, cicadas are buzzing, the smell of fresh-cut grass fills the air. On a hot August afternoon, it’s easy to find a reason to relax in the shade with a cold drink! This peach and honey iced tea recipe leverages seasonal farm-fresh ingredients, is easy to assemble and tastes like summer.

Saving P.E.I.’s Potatoes: A Truly Canadian Food Rescue Story

This is the story of how potatoes have the power to connect a country-wide community of Canadians. Here’s how Second Harvest helped rescue millions of pounds of P.E.I. potatoes, delivering them across the country to those in need.

From Coast to Coast to Coast: No Hunger Need Too Far

Our work is far from done, but when it comes to food rescue and hunger relief, we’re proud to support such a generous and helpful community from coast to coast to coast across Canada. Here are stories of hope that shine a light on the crucial work that’s happening in every province and territory.

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Peach Perfection Iced Tea

The sun is beating down, cicadas are buzzing, the smell of fresh-cut grass fills the air. On a hot August afternoon, it’s easy to find a reason to relax in the shade with a cold drink! This peach and honey iced tea recipe leverages seasonal farm-fresh ingredients, is easy to assemble and tastes like summer.

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Microsoft Ascend to the Rescue

A farmer, a flight attendant and a cook make up our tech team at Second Harvest. You may think this is the beginning of a bad joke … but it’s not. A farmer, a flight attendant and a cook are actually running the technical team for the Second Harvest Food Rescue App.

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NO WASTE. NO HUNGER.

NO WASTE. NO HUNGER.