Frequently Asked Questions
Lindt One for One
What is Lindt One for One?
Lindt One for One is a special edition Lindt chocolate bar where for each bar sold, Lindt will donate the equivalent of one (1) meal to someone in need in partnership with Second Harvest, Canada’s largest food rescue organization.
What does the Lindt One for One initiative seek to address?
According to research by Second Harvest, food insecurity and the demand on food charities in Canada will continue to grow in 2023. The number of people served per month by non-profit organizations dispensing free food is expected to increase by 60 per cent in 2023, on top of having grown by 134 per cent from 2021 to 2022. With Lindt One for One, Lindt Canada seeks to build awareness of this pressing issue while providing Canadians a simple and direct way to support those effected by food insecurity.
What is food insecurity?
Food insecurity is the inability to access nutritious food in socially acceptable ways, or the uncertainty that one will be able to do so. Household food insecurity is often linked with a household’s financial ability to access adequate food.
What is Lindt’s connection to food insecurity and sustainability?
A: Lindt stands for its deep passion for craftmanship, innovation and high-quality ingredients, which many Canadians delight in. As an organization, Lindt & Sprüngli also strives to care for our communities. At a time when more people are expected to have trouble putting essential foods on the table, it was natural for Lindt Canada to partner with Second Harvest to support the rescue and redistribution of surplus edible food to non-profits across Canada.
How does this ladder back to Lindt’s broader organizational mission?
Since 1845, Lindt & Sprüngli has been driven by our purpose of enchanting the world with chocolate. Our heritage, rich tradition and expertise, and quality ingredients have made Lindt a leading chocolate brand. Further, as an organization, we value innovation that brings new thinking, techniques and products to market that delight our customers. Through Lindt One for One, we’re approaching our mission of identifying and helping to satisfy consumers’ needs in a new way – by bringing purpose to each purchase.
Where is the Lindt One for One bar available?
The Lindt One for One bar can be purchased in Canada at a Lindt Chocolate Shop near you, select retailers or online at lindt.ca.
How much is the Lindt One for One bar?
Each Lindt One for One bar retails for $4.99 at the Lindt Chocolate Shop
What flavours/cacao rates will the Lindt One for One bars be available in?
The Lindt One for One bars will be available in three delectable flavours: classic Milk Chocolate; Milk Chocolate and Hazelnut; and Milk Chocolate and Salted Caramel.
CHARITABLE PARTNERSHIP QUESTIONS
Why partner with Second Harvest?
Second Harvest is Canada's largest food rescue operation and a global thought leader on perishable food distribution. Through a network of thousands of businesses, Second Harvest rescues surplus edible food from across the supply chain and redistributes it to charities and non-profits throughout Canada that are on the frontlines of the fight against food insecurity. Second Harvest was a natural partner for our goal of encouraging Canadians to support the community.
How much of the profit per product goes to Second Harvest? / Q: How much will Second Harvest receive through this initiative?
In addition to donating the equivalent of a meal for every Lindt One for One chocolate bar sold, Lindt & Sprüngli Canada will also donate all net profits from Lindt One for One sales to Second Harvest, supporting surplus food rescue and redistribution. Through our partnership, Lindt & Sprüngli Canada will make an additional $500,000 donation to Second Harvest over the next three years to support the organization in their fight against food insecurity and help make a meaningful impact at a community level.
How will meals be distributed across the country? Will my local purchase directly impact my local community?
Second Harvest rescues food from across the supply chain and redistributes it to non-profits in every province and territory in Canada. Last year, Second Harvest rescued and redistributed 53.3 million pounds of food (the equivalent of 53.3 million meals!) throughout the country.
How can the net profits from one chocolate bar buy a meal?
Second Harvest is the largest food rescue organization in Canada. Through their work with producers, grocery stores, wholesale food suppliers, restaurants and more, they are able to rescue high-quality surplus food that businesses can’t use and get it to those in the community who need it most. This model is not only highly efficient but highly effective, empowering each Canadian who buys a Lindt One for One bar to help make a tangible impact.
How will Second Harvest track the impact from this initiative?
At the end of each year in this campaign, Second Harvest will provide a calculation of the total number of meals donated and greenhouse gases averted based on dollars received from Lindt & Sprüngli Canada through the Lindt One for One initiative.
In addition to the monetary donations, is Lindt also making product donations?
Yes - beyond the Lindt One for One initiative, Lindt & Sprüngli Canada also supports Second Harvest through in-kind product donations to their food rescue program.