Second Harvest Food Rescue App

Voir la page en français

The Second Harvest Food Rescue App connects businesses with surplus food directly to social service organizations who put it to great use. Food donations from local businesses support a network of over 2,300 social service organizations across Canada, providing healthy and fresh food for community initiatives from snacks for children’s after-school programs, meals for seniors, prepared meals, food for shelters and drop-in centres, to local food banks. Donating food also helps protect our environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and it keeps healthy food where it belongs: in pantries and on plates, not in landfill. What’s not to love?




How it works

Get started with a few simple steps.

  1. Register online or via the Second Harvest Food Rescue App available in the App Store or Google Play.
  2. Create your food business or non-profit organization account.
  3. Post or accept food donations and feel great about your contribution!

Together, we have impact

7,336,509

meals provided

$20,236,889

donated food value

23,412,779

pounds of greenhouse gas emissions averted

Our staff takes great pride in supporting local charities through the Second Harvest Food Rescue App by donating our surplus food. The platform is super easy to use, saves us time, money and we are happy to build connections in our local community.
Ratesh, Owner of Sewak's No Frills in Port Coquitlam, BC

Have Questions?

What is the Second Harvest Food Rescue App?

The Second Harvest Food Rescue App connects businesses with surplus food directly to local non-profit organizations that support people in the community. The website and mobile app are available in every province and territory in Canada. Register a free account at FoodRescue.SecondHarvest.ca or by downloading the mobile app from the App Store or Google Play.

How does the food rescue app work for businesses?

Food businesses register a free account at FoodRescue.SecondHarvest.ca or by downloading the Second Harvest Food Rescue App in the App Store or Google Play.

Businesses create a donation by entering details (including types of food available and pick-up times), and recipient non-profit organizations then receive notifications of available donations in their area. Non-profits then pick up the donation at a specified time.

Food businesses can donate to specific organizations if there are existing community partnerships or make donations available to our network of non-profit organizations.

The app even shows you the environmental impact of your rescued food and lets you share your impact story on social media, right from the app.

How does the food rescue app work for non-profits?

Registered charities or non-profit organizations can apply at FoodRescue.SecondHarvest.ca or by downloading the app in the App Store or Google Play to receive notice of donations and will be screened to ensure food safety practices are in place.

Recipient organizations will receive a notification of available donations in their area and will go to the food business at the pick-up time specified.

The app even shows you the environmental impact of your rescued food.

Can food donors get a tax receipt?

Some food donations may qualify for a tax receipt. For further details, click here.

View All