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 41 million pounds of unsold food — focusing on protein, dairy and produce — and redistributed it to a broad network of over 3,000 not-for-profit organizations across Canada. Supported by hundreds of corporations, foundations, and the community at large, we rescue and redistribute enough food to provide over 110,000 meals a day in Canada. Since 1985 we have rescued and delivered more than 218,000 million pounds of food, preventing an estimated 429 million pounds of greenhouse gases from entering our atmosphere.
Demonstrating our values of community, environment, integrity, and collaboration. Our mission is to grow an efficient food recovery network to fuel people and reduce the environmental impacts of avoidable food waste. Our viston is No Waste. No Hunger.