What We Do

Second Harvest is the largest food rescue organization in Canada and a global thought leader on food recovery. With a goal to drastically reduce the amount of food wasted while ensuring people have access to the good, healthy food they need for success, Second Harvest works across the supply chain from farmer to retail to capture surplus food before it ends up in the landfill and negatively impacts our environment.

Since 1985 we have rescued and delivered more than 127 million pounds of food and prevented over 70 million pounds of greenhouse gas equivalents from entering our atmosphere.  Currently, we rescue food from over 470 donors and deliver that food to 253 social service agencies in Toronto and food hubs across Ontario, providing enough food for 30,000 meals a day.

No Waste. No Hunger.

 

Learn more about how we’re bringing food to people who need it every day through our programs below:

Food Rescue & Delivery

Our Food Rescue & Delivery Program is the core of our work.

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Feeding Our Future

Sodexo Foundation's Feeding Our Future initiative is Canada's largest free summer lunch program.

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Harvest Kitchens

The Harvest Kitchens program trains adults and youth with barriers to employment in food preparation, while providing healthy, prepared meals to Torontonians in need through our agency network.

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Training & Education

Second Harvest is committed to supporting our community through training, certification and on-going best practice workshops.

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FoodRescue.ca

Our new online platform makes it easy for businesses with excess food to donate to social service organizations.

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