Thank you for your Support!

You made feeding school-aged children in our community a priority, and because of you and your donations in-store and online, in Ontario and West...

You made feeding school-aged children in our community a priority, and because of you and your donations in-store and online, in Ontario and Western Canada, we raised a total of $842,734 during Toonies for Tummies 2017.

This was our first year in Western Canada, working with Save-on-Foods. We hope that moving forward the word will continue to spread throughout BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba that Toonies for Tummies is helping feed better futures in their own backyard.

Ontario has been our home-base for a long time and you did not disappoint. You raised well over $100,000 more than last year. THANK YOU!

Since 2000, with public and industry support, the Toonies for Tummies campaign has raised over $15 million for local student nutrition programs.

We have been working with the OSNPN (Ontario Student Nutrition Program Network) and the Breakfast Club of Canada in Western Canada to begin allocating the funds to local programs which will reflect donations made at local, participating retailers.

These funds will help ensure programs continue to have access to nutritious foods that support the success of children while promoting their health.

The mission of the Grocery Foundation is simple; to get food to hungry kids. This is an initiative that so many of us feel strongly about, and it’s clear in the support that we’ve received through these wonderful sponsors.

Specifically, we would like to thank the following:

2017 Participating Retailers

2017 Sponsoring Products / Brands

100% of proceeds raised from Toonies stays local, helping either the Ontario Student Nutrition Program Network or Breakfast Club of Canada to feed children.

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.