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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...

5 Questions with…the Tobin-Krofchick Family

5 Questions with…the Tobin-Krofchick Family

This month, we’re talking to Harris Krofchick and Michelle Tobin about their family’s philanthropy and how giving where you live can be a path to healing the world.

Catching Up With Two Marathon Mavens

Catching Up With Two Marathon Mavens

The Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon is back and we’d like you to meet Leeanne and Maria, two absolute rock stars who are hitting the pavement to raise funds for food rescue.

The Laid-Back Lager That Gives Back

The Laid-Back Lager That Gives Back

Cheers to a new craft brew and a new supporter of Second Harvest: COZ Beer. We talked to COZ’s Jeff Spriet about launching a new brew that gives back. Click to read more.

42KM + YOU = 50,000 meals

42KM + YOU = 50,000 meals

Second Harvest is officially launching Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon Race training season! Click to learn how you can help us reach our bold target while earning prizes. Read more.

Raising a Toast to Zero-Waste Cocktails

Raising a Toast to Zero-Waste Cocktails

Did you know that reducing your food waste can save you money? We toss 2.3 million tonnes of perfectly good food every year, costing Canadian households an average of $1,766 a year.

6 Tips for the Perfect Party Experience

6 Tips for the Perfect Party Experience

Planning a party but don’t know where to begin? Check out these 6 tips to make social distancing a piece of (birthday) cake – and learn how your party can support Second Harvest, too! Make a wish and click!

5 questions with McCain Foods

5 questions with McCain Foods

We caught up recently with Audrey Leduc, McCain’s Manager, Planet-Friendly Practices in North America, where we discussed planet-friendly innovation and McCain’s role in these initiatives.

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...

Toronto Taste Celebrates 30 years of culinary excellence

Toronto Taste Celebrates 30 years of culinary excellence

On a warm and spectacular evening in June, 48 Toronto chefs showcased their immense talents at the 30th anniversary of Toronto Taste. And most importantly, more than one million dollars – the equivalent of 2,067,467 meals – was raised to support food rescue and to help fight food insecurity in Canada.

5 QUESTIONS FOR … Liu Fu Yu Charity Foundation

5 QUESTIONS FOR … Liu Fu Yu Charity Foundation

The Liu Fu Yu Charity Foundation is a small family foundation with a big impact and we are grateful to welcome them as new partners. We asked 5 quick questions – read them here.