Smart. Simple. Local.


If you're a food business with excess food, use our free tool to donate food safely and easily.


Not-for-profit organizations can rescue nutritious food directly from local donors.


We can all learn a few simple ideas to use food more wisely at home.

Never underestimate

the difference

you can make.

A NEW way to donate excess food.


It's inevitable that food businesses have a bit of surplus at the end of a day.  But, we believe there's a better way to manage excess than to throw out edible food.  It's much better for the environment to redirect this food to people in need.
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We can help make food recovery part of your everyday business activities, so you can say goodbye to tipping fees.  Register. Donate. Repeat. How simple is that?  Donating surplus food just makes good sense.
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Social service organizations now have a safe way to access food to help feed those in need, right in our own neighbourhoods. is that connection to help make good will a reality.  
Find out how to become a Rescuer is the connection for food growers, producers, and retailers
to donate food to organizations that feed people in need.


Good food needs rescuing


We are so lucky in Canada to have an abundance of top quality, fresh food. Maybe because of this abundance, we've become careless by throwing away 40% of our food, even though most of what we waste is perfectly edible.

Around our community table, we have people that are experiencing food insecurity - single parents struggling to pay bills and feed the kids, seniors living on shrinking incomes, youth that can't make ends meet. These people are our neighbours, co-workers, students, class-mates, or retirees we see at the bus stop.

Plus, tremendous amounts of greenhouse gasses are released into the atmosphere when we throw away good food. This is not a sustainable situation for our environment.

So we decided to do something about it by building





Together, we have impact

Results of food rescued by Second Harvest in 2017


Dinner Plate


million pounds
of food kept
from landfill

Piggy Bank


million in
donated food



million pounds of
greenhouse gas
emissions avoided