Our Impact Last Year
At Second Harvest, we are proud of the work we do, but we know we have a long way to go to reach our vision of No Waste. No Hunger. Your support and involvement are critical to our success. We’d like to thank each financial supporter, food donor, recipient organization, volunteer, government body and general supporter for your help in making our country a greener, better place. We couldn’t do what we do without you. Thank you!
Because of your support, we were able to make a huge impact last year.
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).
By offering an avenue for food rescue, we’re encouraging businesses to waste less and develop responsible food supply chains.
By getting surplus food to people, we reduce greenhouse gases created when food goes to landfill.
Feeding people across our country, we’re creating change by building more equitable food systems.
Change through understanding
Not only have we made a direct impact with our food rescue efforts, Second Harvest continues to build awareness about food waste and its impacts both on human-caused climate change and the lives of Canadians. Our research has allowed us to better understand the landscape we are working in, so that we can make a difference where it is needed most.
Learn more about our research on food loss and waste.
Learn more about our research on Canada’s food network.
Last year, our goal was to rescue and redistribute 32 million pounds of food. We far exceeded our target, reaching 41 million pounds of food. This year, we’ll focus on maintaining that significant growth by developing deeper relationships with our food donor and non-profit partners so we can increase program sustainability for the long run.
- Goal: 42 million pounds of food rescued and redistributed
- Goal: 157.8 million pounds of greenhouse gases averted
- Goal: 5,950 food donors across Canada
- Goal: 3,000 non-profit organizations supported