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Emergency Funding Program

Supporting Canadians through COVID-19.

No Canadian left behind

Support from our donors, sponsors, communities, and the Canadian government make it possible for Second Harvest to respond quickly to the challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. We focus on providing resources and support through three pillars: invest, respond, and connect.


Thanks to Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada and the generosity of The Sprott Foundation, we established two emergency funds to support communities across Canada with funding for food programming and grocery gift cards.    


Since April 2020, Second Harvest has supported over 1,800 charities and non-profit organizations with over $28 million in emergency funding during the pandemic.  

Our generous supporters make it possible for us to help so many Canadians – especially when they need us most.

We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada  



Thank you to our generous supporters of the Second Harvest Grocery Gift Card Fund  

We can’t do this without you

With your support, we’re helping make sure food reaches the most vulnerable members in communities across Canada.