Second Harvest’s CEO Lori Nikkel presented to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs on the topic of Food Security in Northern Communities, along with National Chief Elmer St. Pierre of the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples, and Grand Chief Garrison Settee of Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Inc.
For March’s National Nutritional Month, we’re diving deep into the link between food insecurity and nutrition in Canada. How big is Canada’s nutrition problem and what are some solutions according to the experts?
When he saw the Buffalo airlines charter approaching the Aklavik airstrip, swaying and bobbing in the wind, Michael Greenland surely felt relief. Michael is the president of the Ehdiitat Gwich’in Council (GTC) in Aklavik, Northwest Territories.
With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent public health guidelines designed to minimize in-person contact, many community-dining and meal programs had to close or pivot their programs to provide food hampers and take-away meals.
Food insecurity in Canada’s remote North is at an all-time high—57% of community members in Nunavut are food insecure. The high cost of good, nutritious food in the North is too expensive for most and shipments are weather-dependent and infrequent.
With salmon numbers at historic lows on the Yukon River in 2020, it was good fortune and good timing for the First Nations families to hear the news of a massive shipment of food arriving from Second Harvest …
Throughout November and December, you donated, teamed up with friends and family and shared Turkey Drive on social media. It is because of you that we are proud to share that Second Harvest surpassed our goal for 2020!
The 2020 Giving Gift Guide gives you the opportunity to get gifts for your loved ones while giving back in substantial ways. Second Harvest is fortunate to have the support of these gracious and giving partners who share in our goal of helping those who need help, need food and need hope.
The hugely successful Bringing Toronto Back to Its Feet program is back and feeding communities and people in need over the holiday season and winter months.
When Mitch Marner announced his foundation’s virtual holiday fundraiser One Team United hockey fans got to see his philanthropic side and big heart.
For the Covenant House Toronto, food is a powerful tool to reach homeless and troubled youth. Through food they establish trust and start a conversation. Please see the latest recipe provided to Second Harvest, a delicious Chilled Beet Soup.
This Giving Tuesday, the “global day of giving” rallies the world to focus on charities. The goal for Second Harvest, along with the incredible matching partnership by the Liu Fu Yu Foundation, is to raise enough funds to provide 40,000 meals to Canadians.
Millions are hungry while millions of tonnes of good surplus food go to waste every year in Canada. Making that connection is part of the solution. Pandemic aside, food insecurity is a daily reality for too many.
In the first two months of the COVID-19 pandemic, Canada lost almost 3 million jobs and 1 in 7 Canadians became food insecure. That’s nearly five million people who struggle to buy food or go hungry.
When Alex Pryor, an Anglican pastor in the remote northern community of Fort Smith, Northwest Territories, received a call from Second Harvest food rescue asking if the community needed nearly 6,000 pounds of frozen protein, he nearly fell off his chair.
Expecting to reach three million pounds of food distributed to food shelters and charities across all provinces by the end of the year, Second Harvest is thrilled to have such a capable distribution partner.
Providing nutritious food to the vulnerable and needy is at Second Harvest’s core. This month’s recipe comes from Sistering, an incredible multi-service agency who supports women in Toronto who are at risk, socially isolated, homeless or precariously housed.
Goodwill mixed with corporate might, physical strength and a dash of laughter are a powerful combination. This is especially true when it sheds light on the important work surrounding food rescue and hunger relief. Such was the case at Second Harvest’s second annual Hero Truck Pull challenge.
“We know our kids are hungrier than what the [school] funding can provide,” says a Toronto teacher. Good food and well-balanced meals are essential to a child’s ability to learn. Find out how businesses and communities pull together to donate food to local schools.
Did you know that eggs are one of nature’s most nutritious foods? An egg is considered a complete protein and contains all 9 essential amino acids and 13 essential vitamins and minerals. Hear from Burnbrae Farms and their generous donation of 16,000 eggs.