Hunger Relief
Rosemarie Legault: “I like giving back to the community.”

Rosemarie Legault: “I like giving back to the community.”

Since 2012, Rosemarie has been a client and a volunteer at Parkdale Community Food Bank, a non-profit partner in Second Harvest’s network in the GTA. A health condition limits her ability to hold a steady full-time job, but it does not stop her from helping out as much as she can.

Legacy giving: What it is and how to get involved

Legacy giving: What it is and how to get involved

Legacy giving, also known as planned giving, is a philanthropic act in which individuals include a charitable organization in their estate plans. Through legacy giving, donors have the opportunity to make a lasting impact on causes they care about, while also potentially receiving financial benefits such as tax advantages.

Drive Away Hunger makes nutrition accessible for remote communities

Drive Away Hunger makes nutrition accessible for remote communities

Food insecurity in remote communities is a complex challenge that requires collaboration among many stakeholders, including government agencies, non-profits and Indigenous groups. As a charitable partner of Farm Credit Canada (FCC), Second Harvest is grateful for their $500,000 donation through the Drive Away Hunger initiative which aims to make nutrition more accessible in rural and remote areas.

Joe Davidson’s journey with Second Harvest

Joe Davidson’s journey with Second Harvest

While Joe Davidson and his wife were volunteering at a food bank in the Annex, they would often see a Second Harvest delivery truck. That piqued Joe’s interest, and after learning more about the organization’s mission, he signed up to be a volunteer without hesitation.

Pfenning’s Organic Vegetables sows the seeds of a sustainable future

Pfenning’s Organic Vegetables sows the seeds of a sustainable future

The Pfenning family has a long history of farming in Germany — more than 400 years — before establishing themselves here in New Hamburg, Ontario in 1981. Pfenning’s spans over 700 acres of fertile farmland, where 40 different crops of fruits and vegetables flourish under the stewardship of the family and their dedicated team.

Why monthly giving matters

Why monthly giving matters

The decision to become a monthly donor goes beyond mere financial support – it represents hope and a determination to make a positive change.

Follow Natasha on her truck ride-along

Follow Natasha on her truck ride-along

Natasha Bowes recently saw the direct impact of Second Harvest’s efforts during a truck ride-along, delivering rescued food to our partners.

Truckloads of fun for a good cause

Truckloads of fun for a good cause

The Second Harvest Truck Pull Challenge was more than just a physical feat; it was a powerful statement against food waste and food insecurity in Canada.

Finland’s holistic approach to tackling food waste and food insecurity

Finland’s holistic approach to tackling food waste and food insecurity

Finland is widely recognized as a global leader in sustainability and environmental responsibility. With a commitment to diminishing the environmental impact of food waste and enhancing food security, the country has implemented a range of pioneering strategies and initiatives.

Feeding Our Future ends summer on a high note

Feeding Our Future ends summer on a high note

This year, through the annual Feeding Our Future program, Second Harvest delivered over 29,000 sandwiches to 22 camp partners. A big thank-you to all of our volunteers, summer assistants and generous sponsors!

5 actions to take during Hunger Action Month

5 actions to take during Hunger Action Month

Every year, we dedicate September to raising awareness about hunger and finding solutions to tackling food insecurity. This Hunger Action Month we’re focused on action. Here’s a list of actions you can take today!

Building a safe space for kids to learn, grow and have fun

Building a safe space for kids to learn, grow and have fun

UrbanPromise Toronto has been a trusted friend of youth, kids and families in Toronto Community Housing (TCHC) neighbourhoods since 1998. By showing genuine care and providing a judgement-free zone to explore different opportunities, UrbanPromise aims to break the cycle poverty cycle and improve the outlook for many summer campers.