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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 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.

Our Partners

Board of Directors

Chair

Tracy Wynne
General Counsel – Litigation
Canadian Pacific Railway

Past Chair

Charles (Charlie) Dougall
Ombudsman
The Beer Store

Vice-Chair

Barry Telford
President
Sodexo Canada

Treasurer

Jerry Beniuk
Former Head of Strategic Integration
CIBC Mellon

Secretary

Bernie Allion
Managing Director, Institutional Sales
RBC Capital Markets

Directors

Catherine Brennan
VP Treasury
Sofina Foods

Robin B. Cumine, Q.C.
Partner
McLean & Kerr LLP

Kathryn Gardner
Executive Director
C.O.R.E.

Richard Kingdon
Managing Partner
Instride Solutions

Jeff M. Hauswirth
Board Practice | CEO Practice
Spencer Stuart

Greg Nordal
Board Director, former President 
& CEO
Nelson Education Ltd.

Stephnie Payne
Executive Director
San Romanoway Revitalization Centre

David Pitfield
VP 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