Apply for this funding by February 28, 2021 at 11:59 pm PST.

Second Harvest has received an additional $8 million from the Government of Canada’s Emergency Food Security Fund to help improve access to healthy food to charities and non-profits supporting people experiencing food insecurity.
This funding is an extension of COVID-19 Emergency Relief which began in March 2020. Since the start of the pandemic, Second Harvest has provided over $20 million in financial support to community organizations across Canada.
If you have funding questions, please email: [email protected]

Eligibility criteria

First Nations are eligible to apply.

Canadian non-profit organizations, registered charities, Indigenous groups/organizations, towns/municipalities/hamlets are also eligible to apply for funding.

You must not be a member of, or applied for emergency funding in 2021 from the following organizations:

  • Food Banks Canada and their affiliates
  • Community Food Centres Canada
  • Salvation Army
  • Breakfast Clubs of Canada

The funding must go towards food programming (food related expenses and operating costs) with an objective to facilitate access to safe and nutritious food for at-risk populations.
Funding must be spent by December 31, 2021.

Selection criteria

Funding project: Has a demand for food/services been clearly demonstrated? Will the proposed project address food insecurity and directly support access to safe and nutritious food?

Budget: Does the grant budget reflect eligible and reasonable costs for the proposed project? Are expenses related to the successful delivery food programming?

Potential impact: Does the project offer direct, meaningful benefit to the recipients or anticipated number of individuals? Are you reaching under-served populations? Will the organization increase its capacity to provide healthy and nutritious food as a result of the funding project?

Project feasibility: Is there a clear explanation of the funding project and the methods for execution? Will desired results be achieved within the project timeline?

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