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Ontario farmers donate to Second Harvest

Ontario farmers donate to Second Harvest

Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers’ Association provides financial donation to help Second Harvest fight food hunger.

By Andrew Joseph, Farms.com; Photo by Mario015 Medeiros on Unsplash
 
Just because it’s not harvest time doesn’t mean Ontario farmers aren’t still giving.

The Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers’ Association (OFVGA) recently provided a donation of $25,000 to Second Harvest at its Etobicoke-location, a charity group that distributes unsold food through food banks, school programs, seniors’ centres, shelters, and regional food hubs.

“No waste. No hunger,” explained Lori Nikkel, Chief Executive Officer with Second Harvest via a statement.

It’s a simple mantra for a big problem.

Nikkel acknowledged that the OFVGA’s kind donation “will help us move toward that goal, supporting an innovative and efficient food recovery network to reduce the environmental impact of avoidable food waste, and getting food onto the plates of hungry families.”

The OFVGA represents 3,500 fruit and vegetable farmers in Ontario. It also donated $25,000 in 2021 to the charity.

Second Harvest provides its free food redistribution service to charities, non-profits and Indigenous communities in every Canadian province and territory. The globally-recognized charity has been working with communities since 1985.

More information on Second Harvest at https://www.secondharvest.ca/.

More on the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers’ Association at https://www.ofvga.org/.


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