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Harvest Kitchens

Rescuing and preparing healthy, delicious meals since 2001.

Taking food rescue to the next level

Harvest Kitchens takes our food rescue efforts to the next level. Working with businesses and non-profits, Harvest Kitchen teams create nutritious and delicious meals using rescued food.

These nutritionally balanced meals are available to non-profit organizations who serve meals but lack the kitchen space or staff to cook meals from scratch.  Through Harvest Kitchens, we use rescued food that wouldn’t otherwise have a home. It’s just another way we’re making sure that people are fueled, and no good food goes to waste.

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Here's how it works:

  • Each Harvest Kitchens partner gathers surplus food that would otherwise go to waste, to be used in meal production  
  • Working with staff and/or volunteers, the Harvest Kitchens team transforms that surplus food into nutritionally balanced meals   
  • The meals are packed in oven-safe trays and labelled   
  • The trays are distributed to non-profit organizations in the community

Feeding communities

Every year since we started, we serve more meals and work with more organizations than the year before.

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Harvest Kitchens production partners


Meals produced


Recipient organizations

Our Partners

Any business can be a Harvest Kitchens partner. We are fortunate to work with an incredible network of organizations who are saving food while feeding their communities. 

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Interested in joining us? We’ll cover the costs; you make the meals! We’re proud to offer our Harvest Kitchens partners special benefits like free safe food handler certification, promotion though our website and social media, attendance at our workshops, volunteer engagement opportunities and much more.   


Harvest Kitchens is a great way for your business to give back to your communities and provide your staff the chance to get involved. We’ll work with you to build a tailored Harvest Kitchens plan for your location, train your team and develop a production schedule. The plan is based on your capacity, so your commitment is right for your business.  

To learn more, contact Amy Robinson at 416-579-1703 or



Rhema Christian Ministries has benefited significantly with the food received from Second Harvest, especially during this pandemic time. Our clients are appreciative of the variety of food.   Thank you, Second Harvest!  Rhema Food Bank could not feed the communities without your support.

Grace Williams
Rhema Christian Ministries 

No waste, no hunger means continuing to grow our business sustainably while ensuring that our finished goods and the raw products that we use always sustain our communities and never become waste. Second Harvest supports our objective to continue to bring people together and unite them towards planet-friendly food.

Audrey Leduc
McCain Foods

Our “pay what you can” meal program to combat COVID-19 food security issues in Brandon, MB was made possible because of Second Harvest. They have regularly gone out of their way to ensure we have a steady stream of groceries to produce 600 nutritious tasty meals weekly since June 2020. loves Second Harvest.

Ross Robinson
The John Howard Society of Brandon, Inc.

The Second Harvest Food Rescue App makes it so easy to give back to the community. Our restaurants and their teams love participating in something so impactful. Thanks to Second Harvest for helping us on our mission to always do what is right for our communities, environment and staff.

Sammi Silverman
A&W Canada