Food Waste
The Circular Economy and Rethinking Waste in Canada

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

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.

Tips to Reduce Food Waste at Home

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

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

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.

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 phentermine 37.5 online 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...

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.