Toronto Taste

Every year, with the help of many sponsors and volunteers, Second Harvest organizes a series of events that raise money to help provide fresh food for the people in our city who need it most.

Ina Andre and Joan Clayton, two Toronto women, founded Second Harvest in 1985 as a way to address the growing problem of hunger in Toronto. Each morning six refrigerated trucks leave a Downsview warehouse to pickup high-quality, perishable foods that would otherwise be wasted. These donors include grocery stores, food manufacturers, hotels and caterers. Once collected, these perishable foods are delivered to seniors on fixed incomes, women fleeing domestic abuse, homeless people and many others who have fallen on hard times.

One of the largest and most important events to Second Harvest is Toronto Taste. On June 11, over 70 of Toronto’s top chefs will gather at the Hangar Sports Complex at Downsview Park. These chefs will offer enticing creations that can be matched with a selection of outstanding regional and international wines, beers and spirits. A silent auction and some local entertainers add to this experience.

If this sounds like a fine evening for a worthy cause, you are right. Whether you are a foodie, a wine buff or just curious to see why this has become such a “must-see” event each year, consider supporting Toronto Taste June 11, 2006.

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