About Us

The Grocery Foundation does much more than feed hungry children. It 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 this campaign 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 programs.

Our industry and the network of student nutrition programs are focused on making a positive impact through fundraising, grants and donations and on engaging communities in this cause. In 2016, we launched our Agents of Change Program with teens from across Ontario and are actively working to continue to engage them in our efforts and vision, helping to feed a healthier generation and their futures.

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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

Summarized Financial Statements

2019 Board of Directors

Tom Gunter
Margaret Hudson
Burnbrae Farms Limited
Marie-Eve Royer
Canada Bread Company
Tom Barlow
Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers
Ian Roberts
ConAgra Foods
Robert Galati
Galati Market Fresh Inc.
Carol Stewart
Kellogg Canada Inc
Anthony Longo
Longo Brothers Fruit Market Inc
Joe Fusco
Metro Ontario Inc.
Anthony Rasetta
Mondelēz Canada Inc.
Jeff Hamilton
Nestlé Canada
Cheryl Smith
Parmalat Canada
Richard Glover
PepsiCo Beverages Canada
Darrell Jones
Michael Medline
Sobeys Inc.
Brock Furlong
Stampede Meat Inc.


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Our Partners

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  • Agropur Logo
  • Burnbrae Farms Logo
  • ConAgra Foods Logo
  • Crossmark Logo
  • FGF Logo
  • Irving Consumer Products Logo
  • Kellogg's Logo
  • KraftHeinz Logo
  • Don Valley Lexus Logo
  • Mondelez
  • Parmalat Logo
  • PepsiCo Logo
  • Purolator Logo
  • Scotiabank Logo
  • Unilever Logo
  • Mott's Logo
  • Canada Bread Logo
  • Bento Sushi Logo
  • Cardinal Meats Logo
  • Chebooktook Logo
  • Dom International Logo
  • Fiera Foods and Upper Crust Logo
  • Marc Angelo Logo
  • Rob Shapiro Logo
  • Arterra Logo
  • Inniskillin Logo
  • Jackson Triggs Logo
  • Nobilo Logo
  • Ruffino Logo
  • Growers Logo
  • Belgian Moon Logo
  • Sapporo Logo
  • Sleeman Clear Logo
  • Mr & Mrs T Logo
  • Montellier Logo
  • Arto Life Wtr Logo
  • Stella Artois Logo
  • Kruger Logo
  • Deloitte Logo
  • CIBC Logo

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