Friends, as you may have seen on my social media, I have been sharing details (and a giveaway) to Second Harvest’s signature culinary fundraiser, Toronto Taste, coming up on Sunday, June 4th at the beauuutiful Corus Quay, lakeside. Second Harvest is Canada’s largest food rescue organization, collecting fresh, surplus food that would otherwise go to waste and delivering it to over 225 social service agencies in Toronto. From children in after-school programs, to women in shelters escaping domestic abuse and seniors on fixed income, more than 130,000 people in Toronto receive food from Second Harvest each month.
Marking its 27th year, Toronto Taste is bringing together over 60 of the city’s top restaurants and beverage purveyors, all of whom are donating their time, energy, creativity and tasty dishes in support of Second Harvest’s food rescue programs. With the support of incredible sponsors, chef ambassadors, guests, donors and volunteers, last year’s event raised over $850,000 allowing Second Harvest to provide 1.5 MILLION meals to people experiencing hunger in Toronto.
Guests have an opportunity to give back to the community in a delicious way, enjoy great entertainment, interact with some pretty cool culinary masters like Chef Michael Smith, Mark McEwan, Bob Blumer, bid on unique prizes, fine wines and one-of-a-kind experiences (like a food tour of New Orleans with Roger Mooking or a dinner experience for you and five of your friends prepared by Chef Michael Hunter from Antler Kitchen & Bar) and so much more! For a list of restaurant and beverage participants, go here and here and be sure to follow Second Harvest on social media here, here and here for regular updates.
Friends, Toronto Taste is not just another amazing summer event (although it is totally an AMAZING summer event!), but rather a hugely important component of Second Harvest’s “no waste, no hunger” vision.
I hope to see you there on June 4th! xo