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Loblaw, Sobeys win Second Harvest food rescue awards

Loblaw and Sobeys have been recognized by Canadian food rescue organization Second Harvest.

Loblaw has won the ‘Second Harvest Impact Award’ at the 2024 Food Rescue Awards. Sobeys has received the Partner of the Year (Food) Award for the second year in a row and was also recognized with the Food Justice Advocate Award.

The grocers were among other organizations and individuals recognized at a Feb. 13 awards event.

Left to right: Lori Nikkel, CEO at Second Harvest; James Gow at Shoppers Drug Mart; Kitty Hy, Loblaw; Mackenzy Bodden, Loblaw; Kimberley Kerr, food rescue coordinator at Second Harvest; Juzbi Walia, ESG communications manager at Loblaw; Charlotte Demeslay, retail and food service at Second Harvest; Jessica Westwood-Smith, director of strategic partnerships at Second Harvest; Winston Rosser, vice president of operations at Second Harvest.
Sobeys team from left: Heidi Ivosevic, sustainability manager, Eli Browne, director of corporate sustainability, Karen White-Boswell, director of external communications, and Kristi Lalach, legal, sustainability and associate general counsel.

Last year, Loblaw donated over 19,792,041 pounds of surplus food to Second Harvest — equivalent to the weight of approximately 1,500 adult African elephants.

Sobeys has donated over 23 million pounds of surplus food to local charities to help Canadians struggling with food insecurity.

The annual Second Harvest Food Rescue Awards celebrate the best groups and individuals who have demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to rescuing surplus edible food in Canada.

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