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.
Tempest in a Green Bin: The Food Waste Revolution
With the COVID-19 pandemic pushing more people into food insecurity, and food waste contributing to greenhouse gases and climate change, our choices as donors, investors and consumers have never been as urgent as they are today. Read on …
Become a Food Defender! No-Waste Eating
In celebration of Earth Month 2020, Second Harvest continues to offer our free e-learning offerings with Food Defenders, our first-ever, two-day, culinary learning series.
7 SIMPLE STEPS to Sustainable Grocery Shopping and Eating Habits
It takes dedication to be a more sustainable and environmentally-friendly consumer. This is especially true when it comes to reducing our food waste and improving our grocery shopping habits.
Art of the Pantry: Finding New Inspiration in Your Cupboards
Your kitchen pantry and cupboards are stocked with canned and dried goods, jams and jars, spices and sauces—now what? Here are tips and recipe ideas to help get you re-inspired to cook and eat great food straight from your pantry!
What Modern Eating Habits Can Learn From Past Generations
Modern eating habits are a world apart from those of past generations. What have we lost that should be remembered? Despite how far we’ve come (or gone), there are some lessons that our (great) grandparents can teach us about food preparation and preservation that are timeless and relevant today.
Are You a #FoodDefender? Join the Waste Wise Resolution Challenge
Second Harvest has been taking the challenge to reduce the amount of good food that goes to waste for 35 years. With rising food insecurity, food prices and climate changes, we need you to take that challenge with us.
Using Healthy Food and Goodwill to Feed the Future
Before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, one in six Canadian children under the age of 18 lived in food insecure households, while rates of household food insecurity have since been exacerbated by the pandemic. School nutrition programs often bridge the food gap for families throughout the school year, but what happens during the summer months?
HOLIDAY FOOD WASTE: 7 Simple Steps to Reduce
‘Tis the season for holiday food waste. In fact, from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Eve every year, food waste increases by 25% with millions of pounds of seasonal foods being thrown out. Here are 7 meal planning tips to be mindful of this year.
TACKLING FOOD WASTE From Field to Fork: Get the eLearning Modules
More than 750 people attended via Zoom and Facebook Live to learn more about how to prevent food waste in their communities, at work and at home. Here is the recap and access to all presentations.
Food Rescue on the Global Stage
Second Harvest’s own Lori Nikkel was designated a #FoodHero by the United Nations FAO on World Food Day, giving an opportunity for the CEO of Canada’s largest food rescue company to amplify her voice and message to a global audience.
3 FREE E-LEARNINGS: Your Food Waste Education Starts Here
In Canada alone, 58% of all food produced is lost. This is socially unjust and ecologically unsustainable. But you can do something about it. Join our free online learning sessions and learn how to reduce and recover your food waste where you live and work.
PLATE WASTE: How to Save the Planet One Restaurant Plate at a Time
Every year, over $7 billion worth of food is wasted at hotels, restaurants and institutions such as school cafeterias. That’s about 13% of all food loss and waste in Canada. The biggest culprit is plate waste. Find out what it is and how to stop it.
3 MYTHS About Best-Before Dates Debunked
There are only 5 types of food in Canada that have true expiry dates. Our lack of awareness of best-before dates is one of the biggest contributors to food waste. In fact, 32%—or 95 CN Towers worth of food—is thrown out every year in Canada and shouldn’t have been.