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Profile: Susan Duncan, 2016 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon Participant

As part of the Dell team, Susan Duncan (pictured left) has been volunteering at Second Harvest regularly for the past few years. With a commitment to making a positive social and environmental impact, Dell's corporate volunteer engagement goals align perfectly with Second Harvest's vision and goals.  Full Story >

Smart Giving Tips

Make the most of your charitable support of Second Harvest and consider donating stocks. 

Simply download a stock transfer form here and your financial advisor can do the rest.

The following chart will show you why this is one of the smartest ways to support your favourite charity.

 

Transforming Lives Through Harvest Kitchens

It’s almost lunch time at the Learning Enrichment Foundation (LEF) in north Etobicoke, and Titi Ebute is busy preparing hot food trays for the Harvest Kitchens program. A smile spreads across Titi’s face as chef instructor Patrick McNamara inspects the beef and vegetable stew she’s dishing into surveying trays. Full Story >

Good Things Growing

 At Second Harvest, summer is a busy time for planning and preparing for the fiscal year ahead. Our commitment to meet the ever growing need for food in our city means that our programs and operations must evolve. And we’ve got great initiatives and work underway. Full Story >

Food Donor Profile: Mike & Mike's Organics

Food Donor Profile: Mike & Mike’s Organics

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Summer Book Club Recommendations

Now that summer weather is in full swing, we hope everyone has some time to enjoy leisure activities this season, including kicking back with some great reads.

Check our our list below of book recommendations as they relate to food recovery and waste. Full Story >

Toss or keep? A Guide: Best Before Dates vs. Expiry Dates

A Guide: Best Before Dates vs Expiry Dates
 
Believe it or not, food package labelling is one of the leading causes of food waste in the world! It is important we
all have a better understanding of food package labelling in order to reduce the negative impacts of food waste
on the environment, and to ensure that those in need aren’t missing out on foods that are safe for consumption. 

Grade 9 Student Anneka Johnson's Letter to Toronto City Council

Recently, grade 9 student Anneka Johnson learned about the work we do and wrote a letter to Toronto City Councillor Josh Matlow. Here's a copy of her letter below.

 

 

 

Dear Mr. Matlow, Full Story >

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 >