History of Second Harvest

It all started in 1985 when two local women, Ina Andre and Joan Clayton, saw that good food was being thrown away while people were going hungry right here in Toronto. This contradiction didn’t sit well with them so they decided to do something about it.

Ina and Joan

Ina and Joan started driving around the city in their hatchbacks asking restaurants and grocery stores to donate their excess, fresh food so they could take it to hungry people, instead of throwing it in the garbage. The restaurateurs and ret