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
Sodexo Canada

Past Chair

Tracy Wynne
General Counsel – Litigation
Canadian Pacific Railway


Bernie Allion
Managing Director, Head of Toronto
Equity Sales


Jerry Beniuk
Former Head of Strategic Integration
CIBC Mellon


Jeff M. Hauswirth
Regional Co-Lead – Asia Pacific
Spencer Stuart


Sandra Cardillo
Executive Director
Loyola Arrupe Centre for Seniors

Robin B. Cumine
McLean & Kerr LLP

Kathryn Gardner
Executive Director
Centre for Opportunities, Respect and Empowerment

Shawn Goddard
Vice President
Scotiabank – Investments, GICs and Sales Tools

Gregory (Greg) Nordal
Board Chair
Nelson Education

David Pitfield
Vice President Operations
Allied Properties REIT


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"