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Hormel Foods Canada Donates more than 75,000 Pounds of Food to Second Harvest Partner Agencies Across Canada to Help Feed Those in Need

Hormel Foods Canada is donating more than 75,000 pounds of Hormel Gatherings® party trays (approximately 75,000 meals*) to Second Harvest, Canada’s largest food recovery organization, to help to feed families in need during these extraordinary times.

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The North West Company Partners with The Sprott Foundation and Second Harvest to Enable $3.6 Million Food Donation

The North West Company has partnered with The Sprott Foundation to enable a combined $3.6 Million donation to residents of over 120 communities in Northern Canada, to help ensure food security during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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CI Financial and Assante Wealth Management launch Be Well-Advised Program offering free financial advice to Canadians in need

CI Financial is helping Canadians manage the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic by making donations to Canada's most impoverished communities, where many people and families are struggling during these unprecedented times. These donations are being facilitated by Second Harvest, which is a food rescue organization that collects fresh, surplus food and delivers it to social services agencies for distribution to people in need.

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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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