The annual Second Harvest Food Rescue Awards celebrate the very best groups and individuals that have demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to rescuing surplus edible food in Canada.
Across 14 categories, our non-profit partners, food and financial donors are recognized for the incredible impact they’ve made on the lives of people in need and the planet. Without their support, food rescue wouldn’t be possible.
Congratulations to all nominees and winners!
Partner of the year (Funds)
Second Harvest’s top fund donor.
Gary Slaight and The Slaight Family Foundation
Food Waste Innovator Award
To recognize a partner in the food waste reduction space that is demonstrating innovative efforts to support and improve food waste reduction.
Starbucks Coffee Canada
Kraft Heinz Canada
Purposeful Partnership Award
To recognize donors that have demonstrated incredible cause marketing efforts in support of our mission.
Rapid Response Award
To recognize partners that go above and beyond to deliver emergency food support to Second Harvest's non-profit network in response to social or environmental emergencies.
Essential Harvester Award
To recognize volunteers that have demonstrated dedication to our mission through volunteering support, either long-term or high-volume.
Food Defender Award
To recognize individual food donor contacts or locations for their continued support.
Sobeys RSC Whitby
Ontario Natural Food Company
To recognize a donor that has donated services in-kind that has had a significant impact on Second Harvest's impact and mission throughout the year.
Air Canada Foundation
Bob’s Your Uncle
Harvest Hero Award
To recognize outstanding team leadership or peer-to-peer fundraising initiatives.
Choice Properties REIT
Good Food Award
To recognize donors that demonstrate incredible efforts in support of Second Harvest's goal to provide nutritious, perishable foods such as protein, produce and dairy to our non-profit network.
Maple Leaf Foods
From the Farm Award
To recognize produce growers that demonstrate incredible efforts in support of Second Harvest's "No Waste. No Hunger." vision through collaborative efforts to divert surplus produce to feed people, not landfills.
Pfenning’s Organic Vegetables Inc.
Second Harvest Impact
To recognize a partner or donor that’s had an incredible impact Second Harvest’s mission in multiple ways: through donations, corporate partnerships, volunteering, civic action, employee engagement or ambassadorship.
Loblaw Companies Limited
Aubrey & Marla Dan Foundation
Farm Credit Canada
Lindt & Sprungli (Canada)
Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation
Frontline Impact Award
To recognize agency partners that have demonstrated an incredible level of engagement with our mission and have outstanding impact in their community.
Community Food Resource Network
Community Kitchens Program of Calgary
FASSY (Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Society Yukon)
Gifts from the Heart Inc.
Guru Nanak Free Kitchen Regina
Ikurraq Food Bank
Immigrant Link Centre Society
New Brunswick Food Depot Alimentaire Inc.
The Gathering Place Community Health Centre
Tlicho Friendship Centre
Winnipeg School Division