Making an impact
Prince Edward Island
Newfoundland and Labrador
Our Impact Last Year
At Second Harvest, we are proud of the work we do, but we know we have a long way to go to reach our vision of No Waste. No Hunger. Your support and involvement are critical to our success. We’d like to thank each financial supporter, food donor, recipient organization, volunteer, government body and general supporter for your help in making our country a greener, better place. We couldn’t do what we do without you. Thank you!
Because of your support, we were able to make a huge impact last year.
Second Harvest rescued and redistributed good surplus food in over 900 communities in Canada.
Second Harvest rescued food from over 5,700 food donors across Canada.
Second Harvest supported over 3,700 non-profit organizations across Canada.
Through our network of 3,700 non-profit organizations, we supported over 7,500 individual programs that provide food to communities.
Second Harvest supported an estimated 4.3 million unique individuals this past year.
Meals Per Day
We rescued and redistributed enough food to provide an average of 150,000 meals to Canadians every day.
Fighting food waste
We’re proud to support food rescue across Canada, rescuing food from coast to coast to coast, as we work towards the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
By offering an avenue for food rescue, we’re encouraging businesses to waste less and develop responsible food supply chains.
By getting surplus food to people, we reduce greenhouse gases created when food goes to landfill.
Feeding people across our country, we’re creating change by building more equitable food systems.
Change through understanding
Not only have we made a direct impact with our food rescue efforts, Second Harvest continues to build awareness about food waste and its impacts both on human-caused climate change and the lives of Canadians. Our research has allowed us to better understand the landscape we are working in, so that we can make a difference where it is needed most.
Learn more about our research on food loss and waste.
Learn more about our research on Canada’s food network.