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Second Harvest providing $27 million in funding to help feed communities hit by COVID

Money will be distributed to local charities and non-profits to purchase food, grocery gift cards and food vouchers

Who: Second Harvest

What: The food rescue organization is launching $22.7 million in new funding for non-profits and charities across Canada to purchase food, grocery gift cards and food vouchers, as well as provide support for food distribution.

This funding is made possible by the Government of Canada’s Emergency Food Security Fund, which was launched in April 2020 to support six national food organizations, including Second Harvest, to improve access to food during COVID-19.

“The pandemic has placed a heavy burden on the thousands of small non-profits across Canada trying to provide healthy food for people struggling with hunger in their communities,” said Lori Nikkel, CEO of Second Harvest, in a press release. 

“We are not out of the woods yet and we need to keep these organizations well resourced so they can provide hope and stability to the people they serve. We thank the Government of Canada for their continued support as we work together for a better future for Canadians everywhere.”

Community groups that provide food support can apply for funding at until Nov. 25.

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