Second Harvest Canada

Description (Service) COVID19 -- Continuing food deliveries and pickups as well as food rescue and distribution


Rescues fresh, surplus food and delivers daily, free of charge to community agencies and emergency food programs
  • volunteer opportunities
Harvest Kitchens -- food preparation training for adults and youth with barriers to employment -- online platform connecting businesses with surplus food products to non-for-profit agencies with food programs
  • advance registration required for both food donors and receivers, form on website
  • available throughout Canada
  • also information on how to reduce food waste at home
Does not distribute food to individuals directly, no food distribution at this location
Service Details
Public Comments No direct food provision to individuals -- contact Daily Bread Food Bank or North York Harvest Food Bank for referral (see separate entries)
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Ontario ; Toronto area for most services, available across Canada
Boundaries City of Toronto
Eligibility Community agencies with food distribution programs -- churches, hostels, drop-ins, shelters, low income housing developments

  • must have adequate food handling, storage and redistribution facilities
  • must distribute food free of charge

Residency Requirements: City of Toronto
Application Call or visit website for information
Languages English
Address and Location
Located In Community Toronto
Address & Map
1450 Lodestar Rd
Unit 18
Toronto, ON
Canada M3J 3C1
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Intersection Dufferin St and Sheppard Ave W
Physical Access Wheelchair accessible automatic main entrance ; Barrier-free washroom including door and stall ; Parking at entrance
Contact Information
Office Phone Office: 416-408-2594
Fax 416-408-2598
Alternate Contact Benita Aalto, Acting Senior Manager, Marketing and Communications
Primary Executive Benita Aalto, Sr Manager, Marketing and Communications
Alternate Executive Zeeshan Liaqat, Vice President of Finance & Shared Services

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