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.
Second Harvest's core program sends a fleet of refrigerated trucks to pick up donations of fresh, surplus food and redistributes it to social service agencies serving people facing food insecurity.
Second Harvest is committed to supporting our community through training, certification and on-going best practice workshops.
Second Harvest is completely dependent on the generosity of companies and organizations who donate surplus food.
CEO, Universities West
Sodexo North America
Vice-President & Associate General Counsel
Managing Director, Institutional Sales
RBC Capital Markets
CFA Societies Canada
Jeff M. Hauswirth
Head of Global Fund Services (retired)
Robin B. Cumine, Q.C.
McLean & Kerr LLP
Regional Vice President
Board Director and Interim CEO (retired)
Real Estate Executive
Director, Corporate Responsibility