Who We Are

Our vision: No Waste. No Hunger.

Our mission: To rescue and deliver fresh, surplus food to feed people experiencing hunger. 

Second Harvest is the largest food rescue organization in Canada and global thought leader on food recovery. We work across the supply chain from farmer to retail to capture surplus food before it ends up in the landfill which negatively impacts our environment.

Every year, we recover over 12 million pounds of nutritious, unsold food — focusing on protein, dairy and produce — before it becomes waste and distribute to a broad network of 373 social service organizations.

Supported by hundreds of corporations, foundations, and the community at large, we rescue and deliver enough food to provide over 34,000 meals a day in Canada.

Since 1985 we have rescued and delivered more than 140 million pounds of food, preventing over 128 million pounds of greenhouse gas equivalents from entering our atmosphere.

Our Partners

Board of Directors


Barry Telford
CEO, Universities West
Sodexo North America

Past Chair

Tracy Wynne
Vice-President & Associate General Counsel
Great-West Life


Bernie Allion
Managing Director, Institutional Sales
RBC Capital Markets


Richard Talbot
Board Director and former COO
RBC Capital Markets


Jeff M. Hauswirth
Vice Chairman
Ferguson Partners


Jerry Beniuk
Head of Global Fund Services (retired)
CIBC Mellon

Robin B. Cumine, Q.C.
Partner (retired)
McLean & Kerr LLP

Shawn Goddard
Regional Vice President

Greg Nordal
Board Director and Interim CEO (retired)
UrtheCast Corporation

David Pitfield
Real Estate Executive

Karen White-Boswell
Director, Corporate Responsibility
Purolator Inc


Bob Blumer

Host of "The Surreal Gourment," cookbook author and illustrator

Mark McEwan

Chef, Restauranteur, Entrepreneur and head judge on "Top Chef Canada"

Roger Mooking

Chef, Restauranteur and Host of "Man Fire Food"