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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.
As the largest food rescue organization in Canada, Second Harvest knows how to move millions of pounds of surplus food across a logically and geographically challenging country. Our secret? It takes a country to feed a country.
We asked the generous people of Toronto to deliver — and you did! Generous Loblaws shoppers and our Second Harvest community of givers like you warmed up the cold, dark month of December by donating 5,152 turkeys, 436 hams and 138 plant-based alternatives to our Squash Hunger food drive.
Thanks to the generous support of Second Harvest’s donors and food organizations across the country who all share in our vision of hunger relief and eliminating food waste in Canada, our impact this past year was outstanding. Here is hope in numbers based on our 2021 impact report.
Behind every hunger relief statistic is a person. And a story. From the millions of food-insecure Canadians to the thousands of food organizations and donors rising up to support our fellow neighbours, here are stories of generosity and light in a hopeful time of year.
The generosity of our food donors is one part of food rescue; the other is transporting food to where it’s needed – a challenge in this huge country we call home. When the rubber meets the road, Uber Freight was there.
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.
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.
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.