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Second Harvest Announces the Appointment of CEO, Lori Nikkel

Canada’s Largest Food Rescue Organization, Second Harvest announced today that the Board of Directors has approved the appointment of Lori Nikkel as Chief Executive Officer, effective July 2, 2018. Lori succeeds Debra Lawson who announced her desire to retire earlier this year following a successful five-year tenure as Executive Director.

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Toronto Taste Raises Funds to Provide 1.9M Meals

On Sunday, June 3, 2018, Toronto's landmark culinary event, Toronto Taste, raised enough funds to provide over 1.9 million meals for those experiencing food insecurity in the city. The proceeds help Second Harvest, Canada's largest food rescue charity, rescue and deliver fresh food to 253 social service agency partners.

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Second Harvest is working with Value Chain Management International (VCMI) on a ground-breaking food loss and waste (FLW) project, funded by the generous support of The Walmart Foundation. A world first, the project is researching FLW from a whole of Canadian chain perspective – from primary production to consumer.

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Walmart Foundation Funds Two Toronto Charities In Their Efforts To Rescue And Deliver Fresh, Surplus Food to Feed People Experiencing Hunger

Toronto-based charities, Daily Bread Food Bank and Second Harvest, receive a combined $3,453,576 [$889,926 CAD to Daily Bread/$2,563,650 CAD to Second Harvest] in funding to develop evidence-based food recovery solutions and to divert food waste.

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Second Harvest Annual Fundraising Campaign Returns with New Heroes

Over 100 companies, schools and community groups join the ranks of our heroic supporters who help us support over 250 social service agencies across the GTA. Reaching this year's campaign goal would mean providing 600,000 healthy meals to hungry children, adults and seniors who need our help. Debra Lawson, Executive Director, Second Harvest.

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