Maple Leaf Foods pledges $12.5M to reduce food insecurity in Canada

Canadian food production giant Maple Leaf Foods and its CEO Michael H. McCain are contributing a combined $12.5 million over the next five years to advance the ongoing work of the Maple Leaf Centre for Action on Food Security and its partners. The Centre is a registered charity that works to identify and advance solutions to ending […]

Food waste equals wasted opportunity for Canada’s food sector

A new report from food rescue organization Second Harvest has illustrated the severity of Canada’s food waste problem and suggested some core solutions that the food industry can implement to resolve the issue. Second Harvest’s findings show that Canada’s food system wastes almost all of the surplus edible food it produces, when it could instead […]

The delicate balance between grocery store profit & food security

By Janet Music & Sylvain Charlebois Food prices in Canada continue to soar in the face of labour shortages, the rising cost of goods and supply chain disruptions. Statistics Canada recently reported that the food inflation rate in the country has reached 7.4 per cent and that it will most likely rise again in the […]

Report by Toronto Food Banks reveals rising food insecurity and food bank use

Press Release At the end of 2008 when the economic crisis hit Toronto, food banks saw a dramatic jump in use by nearly 10 per cent. A recent report shows that despite Toronto’s growth in prosperity, there still continues to be a steady and severe rise in food insecurity levels. Who’s Hungry is an annual report released by Daily Bread […]

Toronto Taste raises enough funds to provide 1.9 million meals

Press Release On Sunday, June 3, 2018, Toronto’s landmark culinary event, Toronto Taste, raised enough funds to provide over 1.9 million meals for those experiencing food insecurity in the city. The proceeds help Second Harvest, Canada’s largest food rescue charity, rescue and deliver fresh food to 253 social service agency partners. “In one night: over 70 chefs; 30 beverage purveyors; 60 […]

World-first project: Measuring food waste across the Canadian supply chain

Press Release Second Harvest is working with Value Chain Management International (VCMI) on a ground-breaking food loss and waste (FLW) project, funded by the generous support of The Walmart Foundation. A world first, the project is researching FLW from a whole of Canadian chain perspective – from primary production to consumer. The project encompasses Canada’s food and […]

Maple Leaf Centre for Action on Food Security hosts food security symposium

Call for action on the critical issue of hunger that affects four million Canadians and one in every six of our children Press release On March 28, the Maple Leaf Centre for Action on Food Security (“the Centre”) hosted its first food security symposium, bringing together over 160 participants representing a broad range of skills, […]