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.
When we feed a child good things happen
Improvement in graduation rates between students who regularly ate breakfast and those who didn’t
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.
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