Looking for fun and festive, yet meaningful holiday employee engagement ideas? Get into the winter holiday spirit this year by giving back, volunteering, donating, and supporting good causes together as a team.
How food businesses can make impactful climate changes for good
Organizations in the food industry are always working toward reducing food loss and waste (FLW). It’s time to double down on our efforts. If not for our current climate crisis, rising food insecurity and unsustainable food loss and waste, then for our bottom lines and improving efficiencies.
The Circular Economy and Rethinking Waste in Canada
In honour of October’s Circular Economy Month in Canada, we’re taking a deep look at what a circular economy is. Find how it can help us rethink—and renew—our relationship with waste for a more sustainable future in Canada and beyond.
Planting Seeds for the Future of Food Rescue
In February 2022 we said goodbye to our old office and moved into our new home. In only a few months since we moved to our new facility, which offers 5,000 square feet of fridge and freezer space, we are already on track to rescue and redistribute more delicious surplus food than ever, and we’re only getting started.
Fighting Food Waste for a Better World
Our research discovered that 3.2 million tonnes of surplus edible food is produced by Canada’s food industry each year. Of that, 96% is not rescued and redistributed for human consumption. Learn the five blockers and opportunities for the food industry to rescue food loss and waste.
What is Surplus Edible Food (and Why Should You Care)?
If surplus is an amount that is more than is needed, then surplus food is the quantity of food supply grown or made that exceeds the demand. It’s an abundance of food. In Canada, only 4% of surplus edible food is rescued and redistributed to those in need.
EARTH DAY: 7 Things You Can Do About The Climate Crisis
As renowned Canadian environmental activist David Suzuki said, “In a world of more than seven billion people, each of us is a drop in the bucket. But with enough drops, we can fill any bucket.”
RENEWAL: Our Relationship with Food & the 4th R of Recycling
To renew means to make like new. Renewal is the process of restoring freshness and reviving something that already existed. Spring is a time of new beginnings. It is a time of renewal. In the natural world, Spring is marked by the first buds, blossoms, and...
10 Clever & Easy Kitchen Hacks to Reduce Your Home’s Food Waste
We all need to do our part to reduce the food waste systems that we’ve become so accustomed to in our homes. Here are 10 smart, yet simple kitchen hacks to start doing now.
WASTE REDUCTION WEEK: Curb Your Household Food Waste
The third week of October marks Canada’s Waste Reduction Week where organizations and individuals celebrate initiatives that curb waste and inspire others to do the same. Here are four simple steps that you can do to reduce your household food waste—and join the celebration.
5 Eco-Friendly New Year’s Resolutions for the Planet
Make your 2022 resolutions truly count this year by lessening your food impact on the planet and helping those in need. Here are 5 food resolution ideas to start doing now in your home—and make good habits for yourself, your community, and the planet.
Take Action For Stop Food Waste Day and Earth Day
When it comes to protecting and investing in our planet and eliminating food waste, there is still so much to be done. But it’s annual celebrations and educational days like Earth Day 2023 and Stop Food Waste Day that makes us focus our efforts and get the hard work done.
8 FOOD WASTE FACTS That Every Canadian Should Know
The average Canadian household wastes almost $5 a day ($1,766 per year) on food they’ll end up tossing. Here are 8 food waste facts from our Avoidable Food Waste report to think about the next time you grocery shop or purge your fridge.
APPETITE FOR PERFECTION: How Food Aesthetics Harm Us
If you had a choice between an avocado with a bruise and one without, which one would you choose? Therein lies the problem. Our demand for food perfection is fueling a broken system—and adding to world hunger and environmental degradation.
Our Climate Crisis and Food Security
The 2021 IPCC report sheds a devastating light on our climate crisis. Find out how our global food security will be impacted by changing growing seasons and what we must do to make our broken food systems sustainable in the difficult years to come.
A Drop’s Worth: The Value of Water on Food Security
Are we valuing water like we should? If 70% of freshwater goes to agriculture—and a majority of that food is lost or wasted along the food supply chain—what does that say about how much water is worth?
5 Questions … with McCain Foods
We caught up recently with Audrey Leduc, McCain’s Manager, Planet-Friendly Practices in North America, where we discussed planet-friendly innovation and McCain’s role in these initiatives.
Using the Power of Technology for Good
This is the story of how Second Harvest underwent an award-winning digital transformation in just 3 weeks with the RedBit Development team—and helped bring food rescue to Canadians in need in the pandemic.
Restore Our Earth: The (Avoidable) Cost of Food Waste
For Earth Month 2021’s theme, Restore Our Earth, we have done a deep dive into the cost of food waste at every step along our food chain and restorative actions to take now in order to slow our impact on our climate.
7 SIMPLE STEPS to Sustainable Grocery Shopping and Eating Habits
It takes dedication to be a more sustainable and environmentally-friendly consumer. This is especially true when it comes to reducing our food waste and improving our grocery shopping habits.