Second Harvest has been taking the challenge to reduce the amount of good food that goes to waste for 35 years. With rising food insecurity, food prices and climate changes, we need you to take that challenge with us.
Modern eating habits are a world apart from those of past generations. What have we lost that should be remembered? Despite how far we’ve come (or gone), there are some lessons that our (great) grandparents can teach us about food preparation and preservation that are timeless and relevant today.
‘Tis the season for holiday food waste. In fact, from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Eve every year, food waste increases by 25% with millions of pounds of seasonal foods being thrown out. Here are 7 meal planning tips to be mindful of this year.
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.
In Canada, only five types of food have true expiry dates: baby formula, meal replacements or supplement bars, meal supplement drinks, formulated liquid diets and foods used in low-energy diets (the last two both require a prescription).
Second Harvest and Hellmann’s Canada partnered on Animal Crossings: New Horizons where players dressed up in virtual costumes representing food waste. Ultimately, 25,000 meals were rescued and redistributed for people in need.
More than 750 people attended via Zoom and Facebook Live to learn more about how to prevent food waste in their communities, at work and at home. Here is the recap and access to all presentations.
Second Harvest’s own Lori Nikkel was designated a #FoodHero by the United Nations FAO on World Food Day, giving an opportunity for the CEO of Canada’s largest food rescue company to amplify her voice and message to a global audience.
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.
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.
In Canada alone, 58% of all food produced is lost. This is socially unjust and ecologically unsustainable. But you can do something about it. Join our free online learning sessions and learn how to reduce and recover your food waste where you live and work.
Every year, over $7 billion worth of food is wasted at hotels, restaurants and institutions such as school cafeterias. That’s about 13% of all food loss and waste in Canada. The biggest culprit is plate waste. Find out what it is and how to stop it.
There are only 5 types of food in Canada that have true expiry dates. Our lack of awareness of best-before dates is one of the biggest contributors to food waste. In fact, 32%—or 95 CN Towers worth of food—is thrown out every year in Canada and shouldn’t have been.
Your kitchen pantry and cupboards are stocked with canned and dried goods, jams and jars, spices and sauces—now what? Here are tips and recipe ideas to help get you re-inspired to cook and eat great food straight from your pantry!