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

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.

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

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.

Fighting Food Waste for a Better World

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)?

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.

5 Questions … with Cargill

5 Questions … with Cargill

Second Harvest is grateful and humbled by the incredible corporate support that we receive to fight food insecurity across the country. We had the chance to ask a few questions to Connie Tamoto, Cargill’s Corporate Responsibility Senior Manager in Canada, to ask a few questions.

Top (Free) Resources on How to Stop Food Waste

Top (Free) Resources on How to Stop Food Waste

As Canada’s largest food rescue organization, Second Harvest has dedicated much of our time, energy, and thought into growing an online library of free resources, tools, e-learning, research, and blogs that will help all of us put an end to food waste at home (wherever that may be).

RENEWAL: Our Relationship with Food & the 4th R of Recycling

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...

BEST BEFORE DATES: Everything You Need to Know

BEST BEFORE DATES: Everything You Need to Know

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).

WASTE REDUCTION WEEK: Curb Your Household Food Waste

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.

Make 2022 the Year We Eliminate Food Waste

Make 2022 the Year We Eliminate Food Waste

Our climate is in a crisis, hunger is on the rise, pollution and waste are out of control, and the only way forward is through radical changes and pledges by all to be sustainable from this moment onward. Make 2022 the year we eliminate food waste once and for all! Here’s why and how.

5 Eco-Friendly New Year’s Resolutions for the Planet

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.

Moving Mountains (of food) With Uber Freight

Moving Mountains (of food) With Uber Freight

The generosity of our food donors is one part of food rescue; the other is transporting food to where it’s needed – a challenge in this huge country we call home. When the rubber meets the road, Uber Freight was there.