Our Impact

$85 Million Ways We're Feeding Better Futures

The Grocery Foundation is an Ontario-based not-for-profit representing leaders from Canada’s grocery industry. The Foundation was established in 1979 to enrich the lives and wellbeing of children, helping them learn and succeed.

One in six children in the province live below the poverty line and far too many of them wake without certainty of their next meal. Student nutrition programs are a great way for children to get the nutrition they need and are linked to positive outcomes.

Over the past 38 years, the Foundation has raised in excess of $85 million, which has gone toward over 250 organizations meeting a number of health and wellness needs including providing nutritious breakfasts and snacks for school-aged students.

Many Grocery Foundation companies and their employees also work as volunteers alongside countless community groups nourishing dreams, abilities, and brighter futures.

Here is a list of causes we supported in 2015-16:

  • Algoma Family Services
  • Annunciation of Our Lord Catholic Elementary
  • Better Beginnings Better Futures
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Durham
  • Breakfast Clubs of Canada
  • Canadian Red Cross - Thunder Bay
  • Canadian Red Cross - Timmins
  • Community Living North Bay
  • Eva's Initiative
  • Food Banks Canada
  • Haldimand - Norfolk REACH (REACH)
  • Hasting & Prince Edward Learning Foundation
  • Haven on the Queensway
  • Kitchener- Waterloo YMCA
  • Lawfield Elementary School
  • Northwestern Health Unit
  • Nutrition for Learning
  • OneXOne
  • Ontario Association of Food Banks
  • Ottawa Network for Education
  • Peterborough Family Resource Centre
  • Prince of Wales Elementary School
  • Right to Play Canada
  • Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School
  • St. David Catholic Elementary School
  • Student Nourishment Program, VON Erie
  • The Learning Enrichment
  • Toronto Foundation for Students Success
  • United Way of Peel
  • Upper Canada Leger Centre for Ed & Training
  • Urban Promise Toronto
  • Uxbridge Youth Centre


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Our Partners

Galleria Super Market
The Country Grocer
Naturegg Simple Egg Whites (Burnbrae)
Campbell's Gold Fish Crackers
Carr's Water Table Crackers
Conagra Snack Pack
Lassonde Allen's Apple Juice
Mondelez Belvita Breakfast Bites
Nestle Carnation Instant Breakfast
PepsiCo Beverages Tropicana Pure Premium Orange Juice
PepsiCo Foods Quaker Oats
Parmalat Astro Original
Parmalat Black Diamond Cheese Strings
Janes Ultimates Breaded Chicken Fillets
Central Meat Market
Chelsey Grocery Store
Concord Food Centre
Coppas Fresh Market
Drayton Food Market
Fiesta Farms
Galati Market Fresh
Galleria Supermarket
Highland Farms
L&M Markets
Lady York Foods
Michael-Angelo's Market Place Inc
Oak Ridges Food Market
Rabba Fine Foods
Sunrise Foods
Sun Valley Supermarket Inc
Vince's Market
Yummy Market
Acqua Panna
France Badoit
Bon Appe
Central Epicure
Clos du Bois
ConAgra Foods
FGF Brands
Irving Consumer Products
Don Valley North Lexus
McKesson Canada
Ready Bake
Robert Mondavi
True North
Weston Bakery
Food Basics

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