Sponsor Spotlight: Olymel

Olymel is proud to be a partner of the Toonies for Tummies program. At Olymel, the strongest motivation and mission is: Together, we feed the wor...

Olymel is proud to be a partner of the Toonies for Tummies program. At Olymel, the strongest motivation and mission is: Together, we feed the world. This is the daily mission that inspires and motivates Olymel’s more than 10,000 employees. It’s a mission rooted in the company’s core values of integrity, respect and trust. Since its inception, Olymel has provided support to many local communities. 

Due to the nature of its activities and its mission to feed the world, Olymel feels it is essential to become involved in activities that support food banks and programs like Toonies for Tummies. The company has done so many times in the past, in particular by providing meat products, a commodity that is often scarce in distribution centres to food banks.

The development of culinary skills in disadvantaged areas and support for a healthy and balanced diet are also among the activities Olymel will be supporting with specific community action groups in the coming years. Children are the future and Olymel believes that by contributing to the Toonies for Tummies program it is helping to feed their dreams. These types of actions will help to create a better future for all of us.

For more information on Olymel’s commitments and community involvements, please visit www.olymel.ca

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.