McCormick and Second Harvest’s partnership began in a logical place for the nearly 140 year-old spice and seasoning brand – over a delicious meal in 2007. But here’s the twist: it wasn’t one meal but three, each prepared by one of Canada’s best chefs at our culinary fundraiser, Toronto Taste, during the epic Chef Challenge on stage in front of nearly 1,000 guests.
Since then, McCormick has been a loyal sponsor of Toronto Taste, as well as the spice sponsor for each Chef Challenge. Their support made Toronto Taste our biggest fundraiser and when COVID-19 caused the cancellation of Taste in both 2020 and 2021, McCormick stepped up to the (dinner) plate to keep supporting our food rescue work and helping to provide Canadians with access to healthy food.
In 2020, after pandemic restrictions led to camp closures, our Feeding the Future summer camp lunch program pivoted, sending weekly nutrition and activity kits to campers’ families instead. McCormick provided in-kind food donations for the kits which helped families in need bridge the meal gap usually filled by free camp lunches.
In 2021, McCormick were also Silver Sponsors of Feeding the Need, Second Harvest’s first-ever, national online fundraiser, launched when Toronto Taste had to be postponed for another year. Their support enabled us to exceed our goal of raising funds to provide food for one million meals – and we are truly grateful for their partnership and commitment.
“McCormick is all about maximizing flavour, health and togetherness at your family’s table. That’s why we appreciate the chance to partner with Second Harvest and support their food rescue: everyone in our community should have access to experience good, nutritious food,” said Trevor Squires, General Manager for McCormick Canada.
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