Each year, millions of pounds of unnecessary food waste end up in landfills across the county, adding millions of pounds of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere while many people go hungry.
Second Harvest is on a mission to change that. As the largest food rescue charity in Canada, they work with various businesses across the food supply chain to rescue good surplus food so it gets onto people's plates, not into a landfill.
Last year alone, Second Harvest rescued 53.3 million pounds of good, edible food from going to waste in landfills and supported over 4.1 million individuals experiencing food insecurity. If that's not enough to get you excited, their annual signature fundraising event is coming up this June and we're proud to be the official media partner.
On Sunday, June 4th, Toronto's Meridian Hall will light up with Second Harvest's The Rescue Party, a spectacular one-night event where guests can indulge in an evening of fine dining, music and elegance, all in support of food rescue across Canada.
The Rescue Party is Toronto’s most exciting culinary and concert experience of the summer. Feast on unreal dishes and signature bites from the city's most celebrated restaurants like DaiLo, Enoteca Sociale, La Bartola, George and more.
Guests will have full access to food and premium spirits, wine, beer and non-alcoholic beverages. Plus, you can treat your ears to the sweet sounds of Sam Roberts with an exclusive live performance. Hosted by the always energetic Kardinal Offishall, who brings his inimitable swagger to the stage, The Rescue Party is an event you don't want to miss.
All proceeds support Second Harvest's work of rescuing food and distributing it to non-profits across Canada, making sure that people have access to the healthy food they need. Each standard ticket costs $300 and is eligible for a tax receipt of $100.
Put on your best cocktail chic attire and get ready for a night of delicious food and awesome live music, all in support of an amazing cause.
To learn more about Second Harvest's work, click here.