We all have a job to do in preventing food waste
There’s lots you can do to prevent household food waste and improve your environmental impact. We'd love your support! If you are an individual who wants to get involved, we welcome your financial donation. Donate today! Due to public health regulations, we cannot accept food from individual’s homes.
Be an oddball
Don't shy away from weirdly shaped produce. It all tastes great, especially when you're choppin', slicin', and dicin'! And when you've got extra, give leftovers a second chance.
Look at your schedule for the week. When will you be home and what do you feel like eating? Some simple planning will help you purchase less and maximize what you buy. Download a meal-planning app or try this HealthLink BC meal planner.
A quick peek inside your fridge will probably reveal food that could still be eaten... so get creative! Look up these ingredients online and try something new. Love Food Hate Waste has great ideas - including ways to revive food.
Best before is not awful after
Lack of awareness about best before dates is a major cause of food waste in the home. We’ve created a fun, interactive learning experience for folks at home to better understand date labels.Take the course
You can’t change what you don’t know
Before you can make improvements on your food waste, you need to know exactly how much food you are wasting. We’re here to help! Our brief, interactive tutorial on food waste auditing gives you the tools you need to conduct your own waste audit at home.Take the course
Second Harvest needs you
Already mastered food waste at home? Take the next step by joining the Waste Wise Revolution! There’s lots of other options too. Whether you want to volunteer your time, provide financial support, or spread the word about what we do, we would love to welcome you into our family.Get involved
Get in the loop
Learn more about food waste prevention in our work and the community in our Harvest Journal.Sign up