Second Harvest


Hektor has been a driver with Second Harvest for over 14 years.

And in that time, he’s personally delivered more than 12 million pounds of fresh food to shelters for the homeless, after-school programs for inner-city kids, pre-natal food programs, food banks, student nutrition programs, and to hundreds of other social service providers across the GTA.

Like each of Second Harvest’s delivery drivers, Hektor is also a valued frontline ambassador. It takes special people to navigate Toronto traffic in all weather, the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, loading and unloading thousands of pounds of skids and pallets of fruit, vegetables, milk, yogurt, proteins, and bread – all while bringing their personal touch to their work.

By rescuing food and delivering it to people in need, Hektor and the Second Harvest drivers were able to prevent 58 million pounds of greenhouse gases from entering the atmosphere last year while helping nonprofit partners fulfill their mission. That’s a triple-bottom-line win to be proud of.

This Giving Tuesday, we encourage you to help us give "The Gift Of Groceries" to the 5.6 million Canadians facing food insecurity.

Where does this amazing food come from? Second Harvest partners with grocery stores, distributors, caterers, large event spaces, growers, trade shows, farms, bakeries, and more. There are thousands of food donors on our long and diverse list but each donor has the same guiding belief: that good, surplus food should not go to a landfill while there are people who need it.

This Giving Tuesday, we want to say thank you to all our food donors!

Second Harvest partners like you help keep the fleet in good repair; help Second Harvest provide affordable training for agency partners to build their nutritional capacity; and help grow, Second Harvest’s new, Ontario-wide, community-based food rescue portal.

This Giving Tuesday, we want to say thank you to you! You’re amazing!

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