One toonie. That’s all it takes to fill a tummy with a healthy meal. It’s for that reason our annual Toonies for Tummies fundraising campaign has been so successful in making a difference in the lives of children across Canada. Toonies for Tummies provides healthy breakfasts and/or mid-morning meals to hungry school-aged children in Western Canada, Ontario and (soon) Atlantic Canada through school nutrition programs.
The Impact of the Coronavirus on Child Food Insecurity in Canada
- The pre-Covid stat was 1 in 5 or more children in Canada face food insecurity and stand to attend school hungry.
- Now, before the end of the year, Canadian experts are predicting that food insecurity may double. (Statistics Canada).
- This means that out of three children, more than one may experience hunger daily.
That's over 2 million students who may potentially experience food insecurity in Canada.
Data during May and June has shown an increase in food insecurity, including in households with Covid-19. During that time, almost one in seven (14.6%) Canadians indicated that they lived in a household where there was food insecurity in the past 30 days (Food Secure Canada).
Hunger isn’t another country’s problem. It affects children right here in our backyards.
One of the best things about Toonies for Tummies is it helps improve the lives of children right in your community. Thanks to the support of our grocery partners and sponsors, 100% of all donations stay in the community where they’re made. That means you’ll be helping children right in your local area. Enter your postal code and our Toonie Tracker will show you where student nutrition programs benefit directly from your support and that of our campaign partners.
Many of our participating retailers matched donations on designated days during this year’s campaign. With their support and your donations, we had a record-breaking campaign.
We’re incredibly grateful to everyone who donated and our growing list of participating retailers who right now are supporting students and their families impacted by Covid-19.
We will be back to you with details on our upcoming 2021 campaign in the coming months. Until then be safe and healthy.
#Toonies4Tummies 2020 Campaign Dates
Campaign dates will be announced soon.
Campaign sponsors coming soon.