Burnbrae among the 19 Toonies for Tummies Sponsors Providing Eggcellent Nutrition to Canadian Children

Burnbrae Farms has its origins in a farm outside the village of Lyn, which is near Brockville in Ontario, Canada. The farm, known as Burnbrae Farms, has been in the Hudson family for over 120 years.

Burnbrae Farms has its origins in a farm outside the village of Lyn, which is near Brockville in Ontario, Canada. The farm, known as Burnbrae Farms, has been in the Hudson family for over 120 years.

The Burnbrae story has always been one that has been focused on giving Canadians the best quality eggs, while also educating the importance of eggs in a healthy diet. Eggs are ideal in getting the protein and nutrients needed by both children and adults. Their versatility makes them easy to incorporate into meals and they are always delicious to eat.

Why Eat Eggs?

There are so many reasons why eggs are an important part of our diet. They contain many of the essential nutrients required to be the healthiest you can possibly be. Here are just a few of the 13 vitamins and minerals that are gained by eating eggs:

  • Choline for healthy brain development and function
  • Folate, iron and vitamin B12 for making red blood cells
  • Vitamin A for healthy skin and night vision
  • Vitamin D for building healthy bones and teeth
  • Protein-rich foods, like eggs, make good sense as part of a balanced breakfast because protein can help children stay full longer. That means they’ll be less likely to get distracted by hunger and better able to concentrate well.

The amino acids and quality protein that are gained by egg consumption are the building blocks needed for a growing body and for a strong, healthy body.

Breakfast is Booming

Breakfast has gone viral recently with more people talking about the importance of this meal. It has become a topic of conversation due to the fact that it is commonly either being skipped or eaten on the run. It has been shown that there have been over 1.1 million social media conversations happening in Canada in the past year about breakfast – many of which focus on people’s lack of time and their need for convenience when it comes to breakfast food. It has become increasingly common for young millennials as well as parents to skip the most important meal of the day and Burnbrae Farms is trying to change that. We strive to make it easier for Canadians who are always on-the-go to eat healthier.

Re-discovering Breakfast

With so many breakfast skippers, there is a need for a convenient, healthy way to get the boost you need in the morning. Burnbrae Farms has been working to fill this gap with the creation of our new EGG Bakes! These delicious crustless quiches and egg patties are ready to go in just 90 seconds in the microwave. It is real, nutritious food that saves time, eliminates cleanup and helps Canadians re-discover breakfast. What’s better than an easy way to add protein to your daily breakfast without hassle? We can’t think of anything! Try EGG Bakes! today in these 7 different varieties:

  • Crustless Quiches:
    • Garden Vegetable
    • 4 Cheese & Ham
    • Spinach, Ricotta & Caramelized Onion (Egg White)
    • Cheddar, Mushroom & Bacon
    • Sausage, Red Pepper & Caramelized Onion
  • Egg Patties:
    • Egg White Patties
    • Whole Egg Patties 

Toonies for Tummies

Just like eggs, programs like Toonies for Tummies are essential to living well - they help feed children in our communities and help us thrive as communities overall. Burnbrae Farms is proud to be involved with the Grocery Foundation’s Toonies for Tummies campaign, providing essential meals and snacks to children in Ontario and Western Canada. This program is part of our overall efforts to be a good corporate citizen including our commitment to sustainability, the environment and animal welfare.

Burnbrae Farms Supports Toonies for Tummies

Burnbrae Farms believes in giving back to the communities in which we do business. We support many local community programs as well as regional and national charities. We encourage other companies to support programs like Toonies for Tummies this year. A Toonie may not seem like a lot, but it can go a long way to help a child in need. Think of how many eggs a Toonie can buy!

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Help Us Make Breakfast a Reality for a Hungry Child

Chasing dreams should be part of every child’s day. Going without breakfast shouldn’t be.


We are so grateful to Canadians who support Toonies for Tummies during our annual store campaign and, year-round, online.

You may know on April 16th, the Federal Government confirmed plans to support student nutrition programs. Specifically, the budget has announced the creation of a National School Food Program, which will provide $1 billion over five years to Employment and Social Development Canada, Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada, and Indigenous Services Canada, starting in 2024‑25.

You may wonder what does this government funding mean specific to the need and our efforts to fundraise?

Without a doubt, we continue to need your support. While many student nutrition program leaders are encouraged by the incremental government support, many have taken to the news and social media to confirm even with this support, funding gaps will persist.

The Grocery Foundation's Vision, that no Canadian child goes to school hungry, remains fully intact. Our work continues and remains vital to support hungry children through their school’s student nutrition program. There is no change whatsoever in our focus, our mission, or our reliance on your support.

The programs we help fund are universal in nature. That means all children who require a healthy meal have access. Those on the front lines of these programs affirm their positive impact and positive halo beyond the day’s nutrition, from attendance, behaviours to the school community and mental health. The programs you help fund also support foundational nutrition knowledge and social skill building, as many programs include mechanisms for student involvement in menu planning, food preparation and serving of food to peers.

Thank you for choosing to support hungry children in your community, nourishing their health, well-being, academic success while fostering their school community. With your continued support, we will continue to help dreams take flight and nourish over 3,000 programs and neighbourhoods, yours among them.