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Nielsen Global Impact Day: Account Executive Scott Dunstall On a Second Harvest Truck

For the past seven years, Nielsen, the world leader in consumer insights and trends, has held Nielsen Global Impact Day, a day of where employees go out into the local communities and give back.  This past month Scott Dunstall, an Account Executive, Consumer Insights at Nielsen joined Second Harvest driver Kevin Massiah on the road for his day of service and he shared these thoughts with us.

I spent the day riding shotgun with a Second Harvest driver. We mostly delivered donated food to various agencies around Etobicoke and downtown Toronto. Full Story >

Summer Fundraising Activities for the Whole Family

Summer Fundraising Activities for the Whole Family

This summer, consider getting the whole family involved in organizing your own fundraiser for Second Harvest! This is a great way to bring kids and adults together and add an extra level of meaning to fun summertime activities you may already by planning.


Here are some fun ideas: Full Story >

Upcoming Ways to Support Second Harvest in the Community

Not able to join us at Toronto Taste this year? There’s lots of ways you can support Second Harvest while you’re out enjoying the city. Here's a few:

Toronto Craft Beer Festival:

Raise a glass and enjoy some of the best independent craft beer available knowing that a portion of the proceeds go to Second Harvest

Date: Friday, June 23, Saturday, June 24

Location: West Island of Ontario Place (955 Lake Shore Blvd West). Full Story >

The Need for Food is Growing Every Day. And in Order to Do More, We Need to Grow too

Close to 370,000 people in Toronto don’t have enough to eat. Would you recognize one of them? They have jobs, families, busy lives. But unstable employment, or fixed incomes that don’t rise with inflation, mean that no matter how hard they try, there is simply never enough.

Agency Profile: Carita's

Joey (client, Carita’s), preparing food Full Story >

New Restaurants at Toronto Taste 2017

Toronto Taste is back at Corus Quay on Sunday, June 4. Join us as the best of Toronto’s food scene go head-to-head on the shores of Lake Ontario. Full Story >

Food Donor: Earth's Own

A Second Harvest food donor since January 2015, Earth’s Own donates 16,000 pounds a month of high-quality, nutrient-dense product from the So Nice, So Good and So Fresh product lines: almond beverages, soy beverages and other dairy alternatives. Full Story >

Volunteer Profile: Gabby Cotton

Gabby Cotton has been volunteering with Second Harvest since February 2016: she’s been involved with Hero Days, office volunteering, and Toronto Taste. This year, she’s the Silent Auction Volunteer Lead for Toronto Taste. Full Story >

Volunteer Profile: Rhys McGill

Rhys McGill describes his experiences volunteering on the Second Harvest’s trucks:

While most Toronto citizens may stumble out of their beds and scowl at their fridges trying to make the impossible breakfast choice between eggs, toast and cereal, a small group is wondering where and when their next meal is coming from. Full Story >