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There's more than enough food to feed everyone in Canada: Second Harvest CEO

Last week the federal government provided details around its surplus food program. Lori Nikkel, CEO of Second Harvest joins BNN Bloomberg to provide insight. She says that we're losing 58 per cent of all the food produced for Canadians, and that there's enough food to feed everyone in Canada.

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Second Harvest is one of several organizations that have received federal funding to direct surplus food to hungry citizens

The federal government recently revealed the details of the $50 million Surplus Food Rescue Program which is funding several organizations across Canada in their mission of redistributing perishable surplus food to Canadians who need it most.

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Feds spending $50 million to get surplus food to struggling Canadians

Canadians struggling to get enough to eat will soon have better access to food that otherwise would be composted. On Thursday, federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Marie-Claude Bibeau announced details of the $50-million Surplus Food Rescue Program, created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Chicken, eggs both go first as feds roll out COVID-19 food surplus program

More than 12 million eggs will be redistributed via an emergency federal program designed to help farmers faced with too much food and nowhere to sell it due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau announced Thursday that the government has signed eight agreements worth nearly $50 million to help align the needs of food banks and other community groups with what farmers and producers can supply.

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Agriculture Minister announces details of $50-million program to redistribute food surplus

More than 12 million eggs will be redistributed via an emergency federal program designed to help farmers faced with too much food and nowhere to sell it due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau announced Thursday that the government has signed eight agreements worth nearly $50-million to help align the needs of food banks and other community groups with what farmers and producers can supply.

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