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Our Story

We’re rescuing food to make positive social and environmental change.

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Our vision

No Waste. No Hunger.

Our mission

To keep food where it belongs: On plates and out of landfills.

Our values

Our values guide us in everything we do to realize our vision of “No waste. No hunger.”


We improve food access to ensure everyone, regardless of their economic situation, can have good food


We consistently strive to have a positive impact on the environment


Open, honest and transparent, we hold ourselves to the highest ethical standards


We believe we can accomplish more when we work together

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Second Harvest is Canada’s largest food rescue organization and is a global thought leader on perishable food redistribution.

We operate at the intersection of hunger relief and environmental protection, tackling food loss and waste through food redistribution, research, awareness, and education, continually innovating and collaborating to ensure a more sustainable planet.

We work with thousands of food businesses from across the supply chain utilizing logistics and technology to reduce the amount of edible food going to waste, thereby diverting unnecessary greenhouse gases from entering the environment. Our inclusive model ensures this healthy surplus food is redirected to thousands of charities and non-profits across the country, providing millions of Canadians experiencing food insecurity access to the nourishment they need.

Fighting food waste

We’re proud to support food rescue across Canada, rescuing food from coast to coast to coast, as we work towards the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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SDG 12

Responsible Consumption and Production - By offering an avenue for food rescue, we’re encouraging businesses to waste less and develop responsible food supply chains.

SDG 13

Climate Action - By getting surplus food to people, we reduce greenhouse gases created when food goes to landfill.


Zero Hunger - Feeding people across our country, we’re creating change by building more equitable food systems.