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.”
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.
As the largest food rescue organization in Canada, Second Harvest knows how to move millions of pounds of surplus food across a logically and geographically challenging country. Our secret? It takes a country to feed a country.
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.
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.
When Hellmann’s Canada launched a new app called Fridge Night, their intention was to help Canadians be more resourceful with their food, waste less in the kitchen, save money (and the planet!) … and to have a lot of fun with it!
Thanks to the support of the Government of Canada’s Emergency Food Security Fund, Second Harvest is launching $22.7 million in new funding for non-profits and charities in communities across Canada to enable the purchase of food, grocery gift cards and food vouchers,...
As a follow-up to Second Harvest’s 2019 report, The Avoidable Crisis of Food Waste, Second Harvest is releasing a second research report titled Canada’s Invisible Food Network. It is the first report to reveal the massive, invisible patchwork of community...
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.
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.