Second Harvest Heroes will take over Toronto to fight the injustice of food waste
TORONTO, Feb. 12, 2014 /CNW/ - Every day in Toronto good food goes to waste while people go hungry. Second Harvest Heroes, decked out in bright green masks and capes, are taking over the city to fight the injustice of food waste.
More than 300 Second Harvest Heroes span out across the city to spread the word about food rescue and accept donations from generous commuters in TTC stations, PATH locations and local businesses. They are supported by heroes in more than 100 companies and schools, running fundraisers in their workplaces and classrooms, to support the important work of Second Harvest.
Funds raised through the Hero campaign enable Second Harvest to rescue excess food, that would have otherwise gone to waste, and deliver that good food to social service agencies across the city, feeding hungry children, adults and seniors.
Be a Second Harvest Hero and visit our partners:
- Salad King, 340 Yonge St - Enjoy Toronto's favourite Thai knowing all proceeds from the day will go to Second Harvest.
- Dufflet, 3 retail cafes - Like cookies? For the entire month of February $1 from every Cowboy Cookie sold at any Dufflet retail café will be donated to Second Harvest.
- Orderit - For every order placed on February 13 on Orderit.ca the equivalent of one meal will be donated to Second Harvest.
- Caplansky's Delicatessen - $1 from every Caplansky's lunch and dinner feature sold in February will be donated to Second Harvest.
- Riverside BIA - Visit Riverside businesses to make a donation to the Hero campaign.
And look out for Second Harvest Heroes here:
TTC Subway Stations
First Canadian Place
The Second Harvest Hero campaign is supported by sponsors Nelson Education, South St. Burger, Purolator, Metagraphic Network, Bob's Your Uncle, and CP24.
To make a donation or learn more visit SecondHarvestHero.ca.
About Second Harvest:
Second Harvest connects excess food with hungry people. Since 1985, Second Harvest has been rescuing food, which would have otherwise gone to waste, and delivering that food to social service agencies in Toronto. The food is donated by restaurants, grocery stores, food manufacturers, and food distributers, and delivered to partner agencies who feed 100,000 hungry children, adults and seniors each month.
SOURCE: Second Harvest
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