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The Sprott Foundation makes transformational $20 million donation to fight hunger during COVID-19 pandemic

The Sprott Foundation is making a transformational donation of $20 million to extend food supports for Canadians, many of whom are confronting hunger and food insecurity as a result of the pandemic's economic toll. Two organizations will receive $10M each: Second Harvest, the largest food rescue organization in Canada, supporting non-profits and charities with perishable surplus food; and Community Food Centres Canada, which builds health, belonging and social justice in low-income communities through the power of food.

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The City of Ottawa proclaims April 14, 2020 as Food Rescue Day

In recognition of the importance of keeping healthy surplus food from being wasted, Mayor Jim Watson, on behalf of the City of Ottawa, has proclaimed April 14, 2020 to be Food Rescue Day in the City of Ottawa.

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Second Harvest's providing more than $4.5 million of new funding to community groups who feed Canadians

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The Slaight Family Foundation donates over $3,000,000 to support food insecure Canadians during COVID-19 crisis

Continuing their strategic philanthropic approach, The Slaight Family Foundation is donating over three million dollars to four organizations all focused on food. This comprehensive approach looks to address specific societal issues around food – namely food insecurity and food rescue – at a critical time when concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic grow. This crisis has created challenges around food access, especially for the most vulnerable Canadians.

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Second Harvest launches Canada-wide Task Force to guarantee food supply to vulnerable Canadians

Second Harvest, Canada’s largest food rescue organization, announced today the launch of the Food Rescue Canadian Alliance (FRCA) Task Force, a national network that will support food redistribution efforts across the supply chain during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Task Force will work to make food available to organizations and reach populations that are in acute need.

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