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Corporate Partnerships

Help us make positive social, environmental, and economic impact.

Partners in positive change

Whether you are looking for ways to get your company and employees involved in philanthropy, or become a leader in corporate social responsibility, you’ve found the right partner in Second Harvest.

Approximately one-third of our annual budget is generously provided by community-minded companies through corporate donations, cause marketing campaigns, gift-matching programs, event sponsorships, and employee giving.  

When you choose Second Harvest as your charitable partner, our team will work with you to provide a customized opportunity that closely aligns with your mission and vision and includes ways to celebrate your contributions with our community of supporters. Whether your company’s focus is on helping protect our environment, supporting the fight against food insecurity, or helping vulnerable people in our communities, Second Harvest can help develop a custom program to meet your goals.    

In addition to helping people in need across the country, partnering with a charity who aligns with your company’s values leads to higher employee engagement and customer loyalty.   

An investment in Second Harvest is a triple bottom line win that creates positive social, environmental, and economic change. Join our community of corporate partners to help Second Harvest relieve hunger and protect the environment through food rescue every day.  

Make a corporate gift

A corporate gift is the most direct way you can help Second Harvest provide access to fresh, nutritious food to more people across Canada. By giving to Second Harvest, you can feel confident that your generosity is also a sound investment. Second Harvest was named a High Impact Charity by Charity Intelligence, showing that for every $1 invested in us results in $5.45 of impact in the community. Head here for ways to donate.


Engage your employees

Engaging your employees is an import part of any charitable partnership. Second Harvest offers volunteering and employee fundraising opportunities designed to connect your employees with their community and your company’s CSR objectives in a tangible way. It’s also a great team-building opportunity, proven to increase employee recruitment and retention.

Learn more about employee fundraising, or group volunteer opportunities at Second Harvest. 

Sponsor an event

When you sponsor a Second Harvest event, you connect with people who are actively involved in their community. It is a chance to build brand awareness and align your organization with a great cause. Sponsorship opportunities include our major fundraisers, such as Toronto Taste or Second Harvest Hero, or one of our unique virtual events taking place while we continue to stay safely distanced.

Please contact our Senior Manager of Strategic Partnerships, Jessica Westwood-Smith, at to discuss sponsorship opportunities.

Market for a cause

Partnering with Second Harvest on a cause marketing campaign is a powerful way for your company to purposefully engage your customers and employees in a cause you care about, deepening brand loyalty and strengthening your reputation. Second Harvest will work with you to create a turn-key campaign that aligns with your unique philanthropic goals, budget, and organizational objectives – all while helping to support people experiencing food insecurity across the country. 

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Donate goods or services

Donating goods or services to Second Harvest is an effective way to help us offset costs and raise vital funds. This type of support ensures that more of the money we raise goes directly to rescuing and redistributing healthy food across Canada.

Please contact our Gift-in-Kind Coordinator, Genevieve Mackenzie, at to discuss in-kind donation opportunities.

Employee giving

Employee giving provides your staff with a simple way to make a positive impact with every paycheck. Make Second Harvest your charity of choice in your payroll giving program and help build a more sustainable food system in Canada.

Host an event

Hosting an event for your employees? Choosing Second Harvest as a charity partner for your next employee event is a valuable way to show your dedication to doing good in your community while building brand equity. 

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Our Impact

To learn more about Second Harvest and the work we do, we invite you to read our impact reports.

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