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We put the FUN in Fundraising!

Fight food waste and food insecurity with Second Harvest

Food insecurity, food waste and environmental protection are calling. We’re looking for passionate supporters like you that have what it takes to help us in our mission to prevent the harmful environmental effects of food waste and make nutrition accessible for everyone in Canada!

There are many different ways to get involved, host your own fundraiser or participate in one of our annual campaigns like the Truck Pull Challenge, Second Harvest Sweepstakes and so much more.

Have your own idea for a fundraiser? Let us know, and we’ll be happy to help you get your concept off the ground!

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Nearly 60% of all food produced in Canada is lost or wasted annually, while 20% of Canadians experience food insecurity daily. Second Harvest needs people like YOU to help us rescue this food from ending up in landfills and redirect it to those in need.

For every dollar raised, we can provide enough food for three healthy meals for people experiencing food insecurity in your community.

This year’s campaign goal is $600,000 – that's enough to provide food for over 1.8 million meals!

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The Second Harvest fundraising campaign runs year-round, from September 1 to August 31, so you can hold your workplace campaign whenever works best for your team.
Except for the Truck Pull Challenge, where teams must raise a minimum of $2,500 to participate, there is no fundraising minimum to take part in any other facet of the campaign.
You can run your campaign for as long as you like! Whether it’s a one-day event, or a campaign that is active for a week, month, or a year!
None at all! There is no fee to register your campaign and all fundraising materials are free to order and have delivered to your home or workplace.
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The funds you raise directly support our food rescue operations. Whether it's supporting maintenance for our food rescue fleet, maintaining the costs associated with our food rescue and donation web platform, or costs associated with our warehouse, your funds allow us to maintain and eventually expand all aspects of our food rescue operations, allowing us to increase our capacity for rescuing more fresh, healthy food. This, in turn, will allow for more food to be redistributed to our social service agency partners and allow for more meals to be provided to those in need. Click here for more information about the impact of your donations and fundraising.
All online donations of at least $20 are eligible for a tax receipt, which will be automatically generated and sent to your email. The purchase of entries for the Sweepstakes are not eligible for a tax receipt.