Hunger Relief
Canada’s Invisible Food Network: 4X More Food Charities Than Grocers

Canada’s Invisible Food Network: 4X More Food Charities Than Grocers

Second Harvest is shedding light on the massive and essential patchwork of non-profits across the country that feed 6.7 million Canadians—18% of the population—who do not have access to food. The first of its kind report, Canada’s Invisible Food Network is the first step to overhauling our broken food systems.

7 Hunger Relief Stats That Every Canadian Should Know

7 Hunger Relief Stats That Every Canadian Should Know

Based on Canada’s Invisible Food Network, a 2021 report by Second Harvest and VCMI, here are 7 hunger relief stats that Canadians should know and understand. Knowledge is the first step to making a plan to change for the better.

Our Climate Crisis and Food Security

Our Climate Crisis and Food Security

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.

Partnering with Chick-fil-A to fight hunger in downtown Toronto

Partnering with Chick-fil-A to fight hunger in downtown Toronto

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.

A Drop’s Worth: The Value of Water on Food Security

A Drop’s Worth: The Value of Water on Food Security

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?

From Toronto to the Far North: A Food Rescue Journey

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.

Celebrating five years of support from the Walmart Foundation

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...

Second Harvest Presents to the House of Commons

Second Harvest Presents to the House of Commons

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.

Support to Go: How Takeaway Meals Help Agencies Cope with COVID

Support to Go: How Takeaway Meals Help Agencies Cope with COVID

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.