About Us

The Grocery Foundation does much more than feed hungry children. We nourishes their potential and their wellbeing.

Our funding helps to ensure tens of thousands of school-aged children and youth have universal access to proper nutrition while at school. We do this through Foundation grants, industry donations and fundraising events, and through campaigns like Toonies for Tummies where the public and industry rally together. 100% of donations made through Toonies go directly to kids and youth in the communities where the funds are collected.

We also conduct a number of programs, including our School Voucher program, which helps make nutritious foods more affordable to approved student nutrition programs.

We're focused on making a positive impact. In 2016, we launched our Agents of Change Program with teens from across the province and are actively working to continue to engage them in our efforts and vision, helping to feed a healthier generation. Learn more about these amazing teens: Agent of Change

Our Focus

To help ensure the ongoing and long-term success of student nutrition programs, our efforts are focused in three areas:

Toonies for Tummies

Toonies brings together industry, shoppers and the student nutrition community to raise awareness and donations in-store and online. 100% of proceeds raised from Toonies remain in the community where they’re donated. Donate online today! Toonies for Tummies


A program which helps eligible school-based student nutrition programs access nutritious food and beverages. Vouchers

The Night to Nurture Gala

An industry supported and attended event. Proceeds from the gala go to student nutrition programs supporting physical wellness and to Kids Help Phone supporting emotional wellness. Night to Nurture Gala

Our Fundraising/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).

Charitable Registration Number: 12697 6711 RR0001

2014 Summarized Financial Statements

2015 Summarized Financial Statements

Learn more about the Foundation and our Board of Directors


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