Second Harvest Food Support Committee

Second Harvest Food Support Committee

Support Second Harvest in the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon and help feed Toronto's hungry

Join the Second Harvest Team, fundraise and then participate in the run on Sunday, October 20. Make your run or walk more meaningful by helping us reach our goal of $15,000 which will provide 30,000 healthy meals for hungry Torontonians.

What We Do

Second Harvest feeds those who are hungry in our city by collecting donated perishable food, that would otherwise go to waste, and delivering that food to over 215 social service agencies in the GTA. Last year we rescued over 8 million lbs of food, and prevented over one million lbs of greenhouse gases from entering our atmosphere due to the food we diverted from landfills.

Who We Help

Second Harvest provides enough fresh food for over 19,000 healthy meals a day to agencies serving children in need, seniors living on fixed incomes, women fleeing domestic abuse, homeless people, newcomers to Canada, and many others who have fallen on hard times. An astonishing 40% of our recipients are children and youth.

How We Do It

Each morning, 8 refrigerated trucks and 1 van travel from our warehouse and collect surplus perishable food that is donated by restaurants, grocery stores, food manufacturers, distributors, and caterers. That food is then delivered to over 215 social service agencies in the GTA, feeding those who are hungry.

Join the Second Harvest team today

Walk or run with the Second Harvest Team on October 20th and help Second Harvest feed Toronto's hungry.

Join the Second Harvest Team and receive:

If you are unable to join us on October 20th, please show your support by sponsoring a runner or the Second Harvest Team.

For more information please contact Jennifer Chow, Community Events Coordinator at 416-408-2594 ext. 240 or

Thank you for supporting our common-sense approach to hunger relief.


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