Rentokil Terminix announced the donation of $25,000 to Second Harvest to support the food rescue organization’s ongoing efforts to feed Canadians and prevent surplus edible food from ending up in landfills.
In Canada, there are 5.8 million people facing food insecurity and struggling to access nutrition. At the same time, edible, nutritious foods are being lost along the supply chain to never be eaten. According to research from Second Harvest, Canada’s largest food rescue organization, 58 percent of all food produced for Canadians is lost or wasted.
“Second Harvest is extremely grateful to Rentokil Terminix for this generous donation of $25,000,” Lori Nikkel, CEO of Second Harvest, said in the news release. “These funds will have a significant impact in our ongoing food rescue and redistribution work on behalf of non-profit organizations that support individuals and families facing food insecurity.”
In the past year, Second Harvest has rescued and redirected a total of 53.3 million pounds of surplus edible food to more than 3,700 social service organizations across Canada. In the process, the organization has successfully averted 162 million pounds of greenhouse gases from entering the environment.
“Following the acquisition of Terminix, it was important to us that we made regionalized donations to organizations taking important steps to support the health of people and the environment in line with our mission,” Steven Tsambalieros, president of Rentokil Terminix Canada, said. “Choosing Second Harvest as the recipient of this donation in Canada was an obvious choice.”
About Rentokil Terminix
For more than 90 years, Rentokil and Terminix have been protecting people and enhancing lives. In North America, Rentokil Terminix consists of several trusted residential and commercial pest control companies – including Rentokil, Terminix, Ehrlich, Florida Pest Control, Presto-X and Western Exterminator. Additionally, Rentokil North America operates business services companies including Ambius, specializing in interior landscaping and scenting; Steritech, offering food safety and operational assessments; SOLitude Lake Management, providing lake and pond solutions; and Vector Disease Control International, which serves governments and municipalities with mosquito control services.