For almost 30 years Second Harvest has been preventing fresh, surplus food from ending up in landfill, and delivering that good food to seniors, adults and children, experiencing hunger in our community. The food that Second Harvest rescues is all donated, perfectly good food that provides nutritional sustenance to our city’s most vulnerable.
Last year, Second Harvest rescued more than 7 million pounds of food, from generous food donors like grocery stores, food manufacturers, distributors, farmers, restaurants and hotels. That food is then delivered to our network of 200 social service agencies who feed more than 100,000 people each month.
One of those people was Maria. Not long ago, things were looking bleak for Maria. She had fled domestic abuse by her adoptive mother, left her home in Montreal to start a new life in Toronto. Alone, with no guidance or support, she struggled to survive, staying in shelters and doing whatever she could to provide for herself. In search of warm meals, she heard about a place that provides support to women — one that receives food from Second Harvest. There she found a healthy meal, and a support system that helped her get back on her feet. Maria graduated from college, and found a full time job where she now works to support and inspire others. Thanks to the food Maria received from Second Harvest, she was able to turn her life around. Feeding someone in need means investing in their future. Second Harvest’s vision for the future is: No Waste. No Hunger. If you share our vision, please support this food rescue program today.