January 27 2017
Student nutrition programs help create a healthy school nutrition environment. They are also a cost effective way to promote health and learning among the students. Evidence suggests there is a direct correlation between eating good nutrition and how the students perform at school.
Benefits for Students and Schools include:
Benefits for the Parents include:
Benefits for Volunteers include:
Each student nutrition program is unique and a reflection of its community; they are operated in schools and community sites by volunteers and staff.
Look for opportunities to donate in more than 355 Ontario stores including Metro, Food Basics, Longo’s and participating independent grocery stores and markets between February 9th and 23rd, 2017. In western Canada, visit over 150 Save-On-Foods stores. All donations benefitting local student nutrition programs in the communities where the donations were made. You can also give online! You also help when you purchase the brands which are supporting Toonies for Tummies this year. See the full list here.
100% of proceeds raised from #Toonies4Tummies remain in the community in which they’re donated.
Our goal is to raise $850,000 during this two week campaign. Providing over 1.7 million health snacks and meals in schools across Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia.
We are a not-for-profit organization started in 1979 by leaders in Canada’s grocery industry. Our funding helps to ensure the 1.1 million school-aged children and youth who face food insecurity in communities across Canada have universal access to proper nutrition through student nutrition programs while at school.
*Adapted from the Ontario Student Nutrition Program (OSNP) and the Lambton Public Health website.
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Celebrating it 38th year and with over 3700 guests in attendance, the Grocery Foundation’s Night to Nurture Gala took place February 4, 2017 in Toronto, and raised almost $2 million to support the work of The Grocery Foundation and Kids Help Phone.