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.
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.
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.
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.
Since 1991, Second Harvest and The Daniels Corporation together have helped to rescue and redistribute over 5.5 million pounds of surplus edible food.
A roundup of our top 10 kitchen food waste tips so that we can all be more sustainable chefs, grocery shoppers, and consumers at home.
McCain is a long-time supporter of Second Harvest, having donated millions of pounds of food since 2005 that we’ve redistributed to our partner agencies.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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).
The 2022 Second Harvest Hero Sweepstakes, presented by Moneris, has officially come to a close, but before we go, we want to say: Thank you for making this campaign a success!
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...
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.