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Sami Abdurahim: Second Harvest’s Highway Star

Sami Abdurahim: Second Harvest’s Highway Star

Second Harvest’s very own Sami Abdurahim is the winner of this year’s Highway Star of the Year Award, presented by Today’s Trucking. The Highway Star of the Year exemplifies the best in Canadian truck drivers, who give back to their industry and community, and demonstrate an ongoing commitment to safety and professionalism.

Volunteer Spotlight: Hyame Fadel-Jardine

Volunteer Spotlight: Hyame Fadel-Jardine

With the Toronto Taste just around the corner, long-time volunteer Hyame Fadel-Jardine takes pride in her role … and Second Harvest is better for it. We had a chance to ask Hyame a few questions about her role and history with Second Harvest and Toronto Taste.

The Original Toronto Taste Trio

The Original Toronto Taste Trio

With the 30th anniversary of Toronto Taste, presented by The Daniels Corporation, fast approaching, we are busy chopping, mincing, sautéing, and souffléing behind the scenes in preparation for the event.

Chili Pineapple & Shrimp Mixed Grill, by Chef Roger Mooking

Chili Pineapple & Shrimp Mixed Grill, by Chef Roger Mooking

Spring is upon us, barbeques are out of hibernation and the grill is on! For those who enjoy the warmth of the sun and the sizzling of a nearby BBQ, along with the challenge of mastering a grill recipe, read on. Celebrity chef Roger Mooking presented this scrumptious...

Second Harvest has a New Look!

Second Harvest has a New Look!

Second Harvest launches its new brand refresh as it unites efforts and double downs on our mission after expanding across Canada and online to meet the growing need for food rescue and hunger relief countrywide.

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...

Second Harvest Hero Sweepstakes 2022

Second Harvest Hero Sweepstakes 2022

It’s back again folks! The Second Harvest Hero Sweepstakes, presented by Moneris, is back again for another great year, and with our best prize board yet! With over 25 prizes ranging from games on the go, shopping sprees, sought after sports tickets, and luxury vacations, there’s a little something for everyone to enjoy!

California Wine Experience 2022

California Wine Experience 2022

California Wines and the Consul General of the US, D. Brent Hardt, invite you to take an exploratory trip to California Wine Country and discover the many vintners and wineries of the Golden State. Soak up the sunshine during this educational, immersive walk-around tasting event that showcases more than 400 wines from California.

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.”

SHINING A LIGHT: The People Behind Canada’s Hunger Relief

SHINING A LIGHT: The People Behind Canada’s Hunger Relief

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.

Donate the Difference Inspires Creativity While Tackling Food Waste

Donate the Difference Inspires Creativity While Tackling Food Waste

Out of every good idea comes another. Particularly when it comes to charitable work with a purpose. Like with Donate the Difference, a campaign that Second Harvest initiated last summer that challenged participants to reduce their food budget by 10 percent and donate the difference.

Join Hellmann’s Fridge Night and Save Food, Time and Money!

Join Hellmann’s Fridge Night and Save Food, Time and Money!

When Hellmann’s Canada launched a new app called Fridge Night, their intention was to help Canadians be more resourceful with their food, waste less in the kitchen, save money (and the planet!) … and to have a lot of fun with it!

Think Outside the (Gift) Box

Think Outside the (Gift) Box

We are only weeks away from the launch of the holiday season and if you want to get a head start, we have some great gifts that give back to Second Harvest!

MEET HEKTOR: Road Warrior. Food Rescuer. Triple-Bottom-Line Winner.

MEET HEKTOR: Road Warrior. Food Rescuer. Triple-Bottom-Line Winner.

Hektor has been a driver with Second Harvest for over 15 years. And in that time, he’s personally delivered millions of pounds of fresh food to shelters for the homeless, after-school programs, pre-natal food programs, food banks, student nutrition programs, and to...

Canada’s Invisible Food Network release

Canada’s Invisible Food Network release

As a follow-up to Second Harvest’s 2019 report, The Avoidable Crisis of Food Waste, Second Harvest is releasing a second research report titled Canada’s Invisible Food Network. It is the first report to reveal the massive, invisible patchwork of community...