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Supporting Toonies for Tummies With Your Employees

Toonies for Tummies is a perfect way to engage your associates whether working in the office, working remotely, in a warehouse, or manufacturing plant. We can work with you to share stories of impact and to help you build a campaign that will resonate.

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Supporting Toonies for Tummies With Your Customers

Dining out or shopping is made that much more special when it includes an opportunity to give back to hungry children. Whether a restaurant, franchise or small business, rally your staff and customers to get behind community-based fundraising. Contact us today to learn about how we can build a tailored program with you.

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Supporting Toonies for Tummies With A Personal Fundraiser

From birthday parties to dog-grooming and lemonade stands, Toonies for Tummies will ensure 100% of your donations make their way to a local student nutrition program. Send us an email with your fundraising plans or for more information, check out our Fundraising Guide.

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Frequently Asked Questions

100% of your fundraising donations will go to a local student nutrition program. This is possible because companies in the grocery, consumer products, food and beverage industry sponsor our efforts and operations.

We work with Breakfast Club of Canada (BCC) in Western Canada and Atlantic Canada, and Student Nutrition Ontario (SNO) in Ontario to identify the student nutrition programs most in need, and to ensure that programs that are currently in operation or on a wait list benefit from generous donations that support student success.

Although you can’t select a specific school, the donations will go towards a school or program within the community that your fundraiser takes place.

We fund programs at the beginning of the school year. Any donations that are made during the year benefit the program at the beginning of the next school year.

Yes, you’ll receive one for over $20.

Yes, you’ll receive one for over $20.

Toonies for Tummies and The Grocery Foundation are registered trademark logos. Once you have received approval for your fundraiser, you’re free to use the materials we provide for fundraising. Please contact Shelagh McRuvie ( to receive our promotional materials and permissions.

The available assets can be viewed on page 8. Once you have received approval for your fundraiser, you’re free to use the materials we provide for fundraising.

Please contact Shelagh McRuvie ( with any additional questions you may have.

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.