What We Do
Second Harvest is Canada’s largest food rescue charity with a dual mission of environmental protection and hunger relief.
We redistribute nutritious, unsold food from across Canada to charities, non-profits and Indigenous communities in every province and territory. Our free, essential service helps nourish people through school programs, seniors’ centres, shelters, food banks, and regional food hubs.
In over 35 years, Second Harvest has rescued over 177 million pounds of healthy food, keeping it out of landfills and preventing 192 million pounds of greenhouse gases from entering our atmosphere.
Our vision: No Waste. No Hunger.
Learn more about how we’re bringing food to people who need it every day through our programs below:
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.Learn More