Second Harvest is the largest food rescue organization in Canada and global thought leader on food recovery. We work across the supply chain from farmer to retail to capture surplus food before it ends up in the landfill which negatively impacts our environment. Our main goal? While drastically reducing the amount of food currently lost or wasted, we ensure people have access to good healthy food – nutrition that every person needs to flourish.
Every year, we rescue over 10 million pounds of fresh, healthy, perishable foods — focusing on protein, dairy and produce – and deliver to 225 social service agencies in Toronto Area and 15 Food Hubs across Ontario.
Supported by hundreds of corporations, foundations, and the community at large, we rescue and deliver enough food to provide over 25,000 meals a day in Toronto and an additional 4,600 meals a day across Ontario.
Since 1985 we have rescued and delivered more than 116 million pounds of food, preventing over 50 million pounds of greenhouse gas equivalents from entering our atmosphere.
Second Harvest's core program sends a fleet of refrigerated trucks to pick up donations of fresh, surplus food and redistributes it to social service agencies serving people facing food insecurity.
Second Harvest is the Toronto delivery agency for Sodexo's Feeding Our Future® program feeding hungry kids in city camps every summer.
Second Harvest is committed to supporting our community through training, certification and on-going best practice workshops.
Second Harvest is completely dependent on the generosity of companies and organizations who donate surplus food.
General Counsel – Litigation
Canadian Pacific Railway
Charles (Charlie) Dougall
The Beer Store
Former Head of Strategic Integration
Managing Director, Institutional Sales
RBC Capital Markets
Robin B. Cumine, Q.C.
McLean & Kerr LLP
Jeff M. Hauswirth
Board Practice | CEO Practice
Board Director, former President & CEO
Nelson Education Ltd.
San Romanoway Revitalization Centre
Allied Properties REIT