1 in 3 Children in Our Communities Is at Risk of Going Hungry, They Need Our Help

As Canada’s grocery retailers, food, beverage and consumer goods brands that are part of Canadians’ daily lives, we can think of no better purpose than to join together to feed hungry children in the communities where we work and live.

Together We Can Make the Biggest Impact

Our Mission & Vision

Our vision is simple: no hungry kids at school. The Grocery Foundation embraces teamwork and cooperation to tackle the problem. We’re a community of grocery, food, beverage and consumer product companies united by the mission to feed the one child in three who comes to school hungry. We believe that by coming together, we stand to have the biggest impact.

We also believe in a Canada that’s True, North, Strong and Fed™. That’s why we all share the same vision, leverage our combined resources and work together to support student nutrition programs in hundreds of Canadian communities feeding over 1 million children.

Our Charitable Status

Charitable Foundation of the Ontario Grocery Industry Operating as The Grocery Foundation is a non-profit Foundation registered in the province of Ontario (Canada), established in 1979. Charitable Registration Number: 12697 6711 RR0001

Financial Statements

When we feed a child good things happen


Improvement in graduation rates between students who regularly ate breakfast and those who didn’t

Mental Health

For children, living in a food insecure household is associated with childhood mental health problems like hyperactivity and inattention. Experiences of hunger during childhood have a serious and lasting impact on mental health, manifesting in greater risks of depression and suicidal ideation in adolescence and early adulthood. (Source)

A lot of kids are counting on us

1 in 3+

Canadian children living in homes that struggle to put food on the table


Kids in Ontario and Western Canada had daily access to student nutrition programs pre-COVID. This number continues to grow.

Over 5,000

Student Nutrition programs that we currently support

Small change makes a big difference in your local community


Average cost of a meal through student nutrition programs

Over 10 Million

Breakfasts provided across Canada since 2017


Donations flowing back into local student nutrition programs

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.


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