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.
Since 1985, Second Harvest has been rescuing and redistributing food to fight hunger and reduce food waste in Canada. But as the COVID-19 pandemic struck the country, we were faced with one of the greatest challenges we’d seen in our 35-year history.
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?
It was another summer of uncertainty for children who would normally be taking part in summer camps – and the access to the lunches those camps provide. Read how Second Harvest is responding to this urgent need.
When Second Harvest and the Yonge Street Mission (YSM) first partnered in 2005, they had a simple goal: to ensure that Torontonians experiencing poverty had access to healthy, fresh food.
In honour of Canada’s Grocery Heroes Day, here’s how some of Second Harvest’s grocery partners helped tackle food waste and hunger in COVID-19.
Second Harvest has marked a milestone: our first-ever sea-lift shipment of food donations, bound for Iqaluit, Rankin Inlet, Arviat, Chesterfield Inlet, Kimmirut, Baker Lake, and Kinngait in Nunavut.
Whether it’s with a fleet of trucks or our food rescue tech, Second Harvest’s work of recovering and redistributing healthy surplus food is always on the move. Last year, Second Harvest rescued and redistributed more than 22 million pounds of food – and there is...
The Sprott Foundation has been supporting Second Harvest and our vision of No Waste. No Hunger. since 2005. Here is an interview with Juliana Sprott, the foundation’s Chief Giving Officer, on the successful, longstanding partnership.
This month’s recipe is provided by Centre for Opportunities, Respect and Empowerment (CORE), a day program that engages individuals with developmental disabilities in activities that support wellness, encourage self-determination and promote social inclusion.
Empire to launch the Second Harvest Food Rescue app nationally at major banner stores and warehouses to divert surplus food to support local charities
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.