Sponsor Spotlight: Summer Fresh

In today’s busy world, taking out the time to share yummy food with friends and family is the best way to wind down. Summer Fresh makes it easy fo...

In today’s busy world, taking out the time to share yummy food with friends and family is the best way to wind down. Summer Fresh makes it easy for you to enjoy mealtimes with your loved ones without spending hours in the kitchen!

The Summer Fresh story kicked off over 25 years ago. Susan and her mother started making salads, hummus and dips from family recipes using real ingredients that can be found in your own kitchen. Summer Fresh believes in super fresh quality and uncompromising flavour. It’s been a wonderful journey since that day in the kitchen! As Summer Fresh has grown our products have evolved, but the heart of this story has always stayed the same; being able to share family recipes with you! To this day, we love creating products made from clean ingredients, with no added preservatives, so you can focus on what matters most. Sharing delicious food and spending quality time with your favourite people in the world!

Not all snacks are made equal…we get it! Snacking well is just as important as breakfast, lunch and dinner, if not more! Finding a snack that is deliciously tempting, fulfilling and great for you isn’t always easy, especially when you’re on the go or in a rush and need a quick fix. Summer Fresh prides itself on using simple and real ingredients so you can feel good about eating it every day. We’ve created products that make it easier for you to snack well, like our Snack’n Go Hummus & Crackers, Snack’n Go Salads and our mini hummus that are perfect for any lunch box.

Did you know the word hummus is an Arabic word meaning “chickpea”? Hummus is a good source of plant based protein and contains both fiber and potassium. Hummus is high in iron and vitamin C, and has beneficial amounts of both vitamin B6 and folate. Hummus isn’t just for dipping, try using it as a condiment on your sandwich, baked on fish, or made into a flavourful dip to perk up vegetables, chips or pretzels.

Summer Fresh is proud to be involved with the Grocery Foundation’s Toonies for Tummies initiative providing essential meals and snacks to children in Ontario and Atlantic Canada. This program is part of our overall efforts to be a good corporate citizen, including our efforts around sustainability, the environment and animal welfare.

Visit us online at: www.summerfresh.com and follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/summerfreshisfresh for recipe ideas, tips and more!

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.