Who We Are

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

Last year, we recovered more than 15 million pounds of nutritious, unsold food — focusing on protein, dairy and produce — we rescued before it became waste and redistributed to a broad network of 1,080 social service organizations. Supported by hundreds of corporations, foundations, and the community at large, we rescue and redistribute enough food to provide over 43,000 meals a day in Canada. Since 1985 we have rescued and delivered more than 155 million pounds of food, preventing over 192 million pounds of greenhouse gas equivalents from entering our atmosphere.

VISION: No Waste. No Hunger.

MISSION: Grow an efficient food recovery network to fuel people and reduce the environmental impacts of avoidable food waste.


We improve food access to ensure everyone, regardless of their economic situation, can have good food
We consistently strive to have a positive impact on the environment
Open, honest and transparent, we hold ourselves to the highest ethical standards
We believe we can accomplish more when we work together

Our Partners

Board of Directors


Bernie Allion
Managing Director, Head of Equity Sales Canada
RBC Capital Markets

Past Chair

Barry Telford
Sodexo Canada


Jeff M. Hauswirth
FPL Associates
Ferguson Partners


Richard Talbot
Board Director and former COO
RBC Capital Markets


Karen White-Boswell
Director of Strategic Development
City of Brampton


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

Harry Dhillon
Manager, Product Analytics & Insights
BMO Financial Group

Peter Thomson
Co-Chairman of the Woodbridge Company


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"