To warm your heart this challenging, yet hopeful holiday season, here are thank you notes from Canadians who received rescued food donations this year. Thanks to the generosity of our donors and supporters, 4.3 million Canadians got the nourishment they needed from Second Harvest in 2022.
6 Holiday employee engagement ideas for good causes
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.
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 to help us all reduce our impact––and our food waste.
Summer’s Arctic Shipment: When Nunavut’s Sea Ice Melts, Food Rescue Delivers
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.
Tips to Reduce Food Waste at Home
Inflation and food costs are on the rise – yet nearly 21% of all food wasted happens on a household level which equates to nearly $2,000 worth of food wasted per household per year. Here is a collection we pulled together with some simple and useful tips to support waste reduction at home.
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.
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.
Saving P.E.I.’s Potatoes: A Truly Canadian Food Rescue Story
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.
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.
Building a Legacy of Impact: A Conversation with The Daniels Corporation
Since 1991, Second Harvest and The Daniels Corporation together have helped to rescue and redistribute over 5.5 million pounds of surplus edible food.
HOME CHEFS: 10 Ways to Reduce Your Kitchen Food Waste
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 and Second Harvest Turn the Tables on Hunger in Canada
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.
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.
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.
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.”
Thank you Canada! Hero Sweepstakes a great success
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!
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...