TORONTO — Dr. Sylvain Charlebois has joined the Second Harvest’s Board of Directors in the shared vision of no waste, no hunger.
Last year, the national food rescue organization’s re-distributed more than 41 million pounds of food to a vast network of non-profit organizations and community food programs in Canada, averting 162 million pounds of greenhouse gases from entering the environment.
Based in Halifax, Charlebois is a food-distribution and policy researcher, a professor and director of the Agri-Food Analytics Food Lab at Dalhousie University and a former Dean of the Faculty of Management. He is well known for his podcast, The Food Professor, which showcases hot issues in the food, foodservice, grocery and restaurant industries. He has also authored numerous reports on Canadian food manufacturing.
“We are so excited Sylvain has joined the Second Harvest Board of Directors,” says Lori Nikkel, CEO of Second Harvest. “His experience and knowledge in the Canadian food space are immeasurable. Sylvain’s scientific expertise will be a major strategic asset for Second Harvest and the people and planet we serve.”
“I’m pleased to join Lori in welcoming Sylvain Charlebois to Second Harvest’s Board of Directors,” says Jeff Hauswirth, Chair of the Board. “The need for food rescue and re-distribution is more important than ever, and Sylvain’s particular perspective and insight is a very welcome addition to this organization.”
“I’m honoured to join such a great organization and esteemed board. What Second Harvest has accomplished in recent years as Canada’s largest food rescue organization is truly amazing,” says Charlebois.