To warm your heart this challenging, yet hopeful holiday season, here are thank you notes from Canadians who received rescued food donations this year. Thanks to the generosity of our donors and supporters, 4.3 million Canadians got the nourishment they needed from Second Harvest in 2022.
Looking for fun and festive, yet meaningful holiday employee engagement ideas? Get into the winter holiday spirit this year by giving back, volunteering, donating, and supporting good causes together as a team.
Organizations in the food industry are always working toward reducing food loss and waste (FLW). It’s time to double down on our efforts. If not for our current climate crisis, rising food insecurity and unsustainable food loss and waste, then for our bottom lines and improving efficiencies.
World Food Day is day celebrated internationally to raise awareness about food insecurity and its contributing factors, as well as to promote action regarding these issues. Read on to learn how you can make a difference on World Food Day!
In the summer of 2021, a partnership between Second Harvest and Arctic Co-operatives Limited (Arctic Co-ops) formed. Together, we delivered 61,700 pounds of rescued food from the GTA directly to community members and food banks in Nunavut by Sealift. See link below.
If millions of Canadian children and youth rely on school nutrition programs during the school year, who feeds them healthy meals in the summer?
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.
When a handful of A&W locations started using the Second Harvest Food Rescue App in 2019 the impact was immediate. Since then, 56,794 meals have been donated from 180 different restaurant locations.
Since 1991, Second Harvest and The Daniels Corporation together have helped to rescue and redistribute over 5.5 million pounds of surplus edible food.
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.
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!
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The Community Share Food Bank provides fresh and non-perishable food to more than 150 families a week in the Don Mills area of North York, Ontario.
“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”—Gandhi. Find out how helping others just for the love of giving can be miraculously life changing for you.
This is the outstanding story of how FCR Thriving Neighbourhoods Foundation joined together to fundraise $281,197 to help feed Canadian families in need over the holidays.
The Peter Gilgan Foundation helps those that help others. Their impressive mission is “To improve the lives of children and families by empowering charities that help the world transition to a more healthy, prosperous, and sustainable future.”
Natasha Bowes, Senior Manager of Philanthropy for Second Harvest, seen above with her family (second from right) recently had a chance to “walk the walk” and join her Second Harvest colleagues during a delivery day in December in honour of Giving Tuesday. Here’s her account of the experience.