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Heartwarming thank you messages from non-profit partners

Heartwarming thank you messages from non-profit partners

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.

6 Holiday employee engagement ideas for good causes

6 Holiday employee engagement ideas for good causes

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.

How food businesses can make impactful climate changes for good

How food businesses can make impactful climate changes for good

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 Facts

World Food Day Facts

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!

From Coast to Coast to Coast: No Hunger Need Too Far

From Coast to Coast to Coast: No Hunger Need Too Far

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.

Fighting Food Waste for a Better World

Fighting Food Waste for a Better World

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.

What is Surplus Edible Food (and Why Should You Care)?

What is Surplus Edible Food (and Why Should You Care)?

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.

5 Questions … with Cargill

5 Questions … with Cargill

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.

RENEWAL: Our Relationship with Food & the 4th R of Recycling

RENEWAL: Our Relationship with Food & the 4th R of Recycling

To renew means to make like new. Renewal is the process of restoring freshness and reviving something that already existed.  Spring is a time of new beginnings. It is a time of renewal. In the natural world, Spring is marked by the first buds, blossoms, and...

Kale & Sweet Potato Curry

Kale & Sweet Potato Curry

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.

For the Love of Giving

For the Love of Giving

“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.

5 Questions With … The Peter Gilgan Foundation

5 Questions With … The Peter Gilgan Foundation

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.”