Second Harvest is the largest food rescue organization in Canada and global thought leader on food recovery. We work across the supply chain from farm to retail to capture surplus food before it ends up in the landfill which negatively impacts our environment.

Last year, we recovered more than 22.3 million pounds of nutritious, unsold food — focusing on protein, dairy and produce — we rescued before it became waste and redistributed to a broad network of 2,300 social service organizations. Supported by hundreds of corporations, foundations, and the community at large, we rescue and redistribute enough food to provide over 62,000 meals a day in Canada. Since 1985 we have rescued and delivered more than 177 million pounds of food, preventing over 75 million pounds of greenhouse gas equivalents from entering our atmosphere.

VISION: No Waste. No Hunger.

MISSION: Grow an efficient food recovery network to fuel people and reduce the environmental impacts of avoidable food waste.


We improve food access to ensure everyone, regardless of their economic situation, can have good food
We consistently strive to have a positive impact on the environment
Open, honest and transparent, we hold ourselves to the highest ethical standards
We believe we can accomplish more when we work together

Our Partners

Bernie Allion - Chair

Managing Director, Head of Equity Sales Canada RBC

Barry Telford - Past Chair

CEO of Universities West (retired) Sodexo Canada

Jeff Hauswirth - Vice Chair

Vice Chairman Ferguson Partners

Karen White-Boswell - Secretary

Director External Communications Sobeys

Richard Talbot - Treasurer

COO, Investments, iA Financial Group

Harry Dhillon

Manager, Product Analytics & Insights BMO Financial Group

Shawn Goddard

Regional Vice President Scotiabank

Katherine MacMillan

President & CEO IFDS

Satish Rai

Chief Investment Officer OMERS

Tamara Ramsey

Partner Dale & Lessmann LLP

Peter J. Thomson

Chairman The Woodbridge Company

Bob Blumer

Host of "The Surreal Gourment," author and illustrator

Mark McEwan

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

Roger Mooking

Chef, Restauranteur and Host of "Man Fire Food"