Who We Are

Our Vision: No Waste. No Hunger.

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 253 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 30,000 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.

Our Partners

Board of Directors

Chair

Barry Telford
President
Sodexo Canada

Past Chair

Tracy Wynne
General Counsel – Litigation
Canadian Pacific Railway

Vice-Chair

Bernie Allion
Managing Director, Head of Toronto
Equity Sales

Treasurer

Catherine Brennan
Vice President Treasury
Sofina Foods

Secretary

Jeff M. Hauswirth
Regional Co-Lead – Asia Pacific
Spencer Stuart

Directors

Jerry Beniuk

Christine Bome

Sandra Cardillo
Executive Director
Loyola Arrupe Centre for Seniors

Robin B. Cumine
Partner
McLean & Kerr LLP

Kathryn Gardner
Executive Director
Centre for Opportunities, Respect and Empowerment

Shawn Goddard
Vice President
Scotiabank – Investments, GICs and Sales Tools

Gregory (Greg) Nordal
Board Chair
Nelson Education

David Pitfield
Vice President Operations
Allied Properties REIT

Ambassadors

Bob Blumer

Host of "The Surreal Gourment," cookbook author and illustrator

Mark McEwan

Chef, Restauranteur, Entrepreneur and head judge on "Top Chef Canada"

Roger Mooking

Chef, Restauranteur and Host of "Man Fire Food"

Michael Hunter

The Hunter Chef, co-owner of Antler