Food Waste
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.

How to Move Millions of Pounds of Rescued Food

How to Move Millions of Pounds of Rescued Food

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.

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.

8 FOOD WASTE FACTS That Every Canadian Should Know

8 FOOD WASTE FACTS That Every Canadian Should Know

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.

Join Hellmann’s Fridge Night and Save Food, Time and Money!

Join Hellmann’s Fridge Night and Save Food, Time and Money!

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!

Canada’s Invisible Food Network release

Canada’s Invisible Food Network release

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...

APPETITE FOR PERFECTION: How Food Aesthetics Harm Us

APPETITE FOR PERFECTION: How Food Aesthetics Harm Us

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.

Our Climate Crisis and Food Security

Our Climate Crisis and Food Security

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.

A Drop’s Worth: The Value of Water on Food Security

A Drop’s Worth: The Value of Water on Food Security

Are we valuing water like we should? If 70% of freshwater goes to agriculture—and a majority of that food is lost or wasted along the food supply chain—what does that say about how much water is worth?

Youth Food Waste Prevention Symposium

Youth Food Waste Prevention Symposium

Reducing food loss and waste is serious work that can also be a lot of fun! Join our Symposium designed for youth and families! Click for more information.

Using the Power of Technology for Good

Using the Power of Technology for Good

This is the story of how Second Harvest underwent an award-winning digital transformation in just 3 weeks with the RedBit Development team—and helped bring food rescue to Canadians in need in the pandemic.

Restore Our Earth: The (Avoidable) Cost of Food Waste

Restore Our Earth: The (Avoidable) Cost of Food Waste

For Earth Month 2021’s theme, Restore Our Earth, we have done a deep dive into the cost of food waste at every step along our food chain and restorative actions to take now in order to slow our impact on our climate.