At French’s, a McCormick Canada brand, our commitment to community extends beyond the bottle. Food is more than fuel - it becomes an emotional ex...

At French’s, a McCormick Canada brand, our commitment to community extends beyond the bottle. Food is more than fuel - it becomes an emotional experience that can impact a community in ways greater than we can imagine.

Hunger is an issue in Canada. According to Food Banks Canada, “Thirteen percent of Canadians live in a state of food insecurity, which means they do not have reliable access to adequate amounts of safe, good-quality, nutritious food.” Together, with French’s, The Grocery Foundation and Toonies for Tummies, we are creating a vision for zero hunger in Canada.

Working with partners including the Ontario Student Nutrition Program Network (Ontario), and in western Canada, Breakfast Club of Canada, eligible school-based student nutrition programs will benefit from donations made in-store and online to provide breakfast for a hungry child. This act will fill hungry bellies, nourish minds and positively promote wellbeing.

French’s is proud to produce our mustard from 100% Canadian mustard seeds, and our ketchup using the best of Canadian produce. Tomatoes are sourced from Leamington, ON, with the final product made and bottled in Toronto.

“We are experiencing a huge amount of love from Canadians, and we believe this is a result of the incredible flavour produced by using 100 percent Canadian tomatoes,” shares Trevor Squires, General Manager, McCormick Canada. “We are committed to continuing our made-in-Canada approach to French’s Ketchup, which includes building on established relationships with Canadian farmers and creating more Canadian jobs.”

French's is proud to be the largest CPG sponsor of Food Banks Canada, and in 2019 will donate approximately 3 million meals to Canadian families in need.

“It is truly inspiring to see this effort come to life with retailers and brands. French’s is excited to make meaningful contributions and positively impact the children and families in our community.” – Trevor Squires, General Manager, McCormick Canada.

Toonies For Tummies

With help from our sponsors, Toonies For Tummies runs annually to raise funds for student nutrition programs in Ontario and Western Canada. All donations remain in the local community. Learn more at Toonies for Tummies or on our Facebookpage.

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.