Toonies for Tummies is asking for your help!
I was quite surprised to hear that 1 in 6 Children in Canada are unsure where their next meal is coming from. As a Canadian parent, this is very upsetting.
I was aware there is a problem, but entirely unaware of the actual statistics!
To think that there are so many Canadian Children out there going without meals is heart wrenching. ANY Children going without meals is awful, and this is just so close to home.
When I was a child, I had a friend, I won’t mention names or ages or genders… but this friend NEVER had a lunch. In fact, this friend used to come to my house for lunch all the time. (I lived down the street from the school.) My Dad would ensure that we had a nice warm, delicious lunch to fill our hungry bellies and back off to school we would go.
I will never forget that friend. Ever.
I am so excited to participate in the Toonies for Tummies campaign and hope you will be too.
Did You Know
“Currently, Canada is the only G8 country without a national nutrition program in schools? Programs that currently exist are funded by sources such as Breakfast For Learning & Breakfast Clubs of Canada.”
Join The Conversation with the #Toonies4Tummies Twitter Chat
When: Tuesday January 27th at 9PM ET
Where: Twitter, Hashtag #Toonies4Tummies.
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More About Toonies for Tummies
In conjunction with the amazing support of other Canadian retailers as well as consumer goods, beverage and food companies, The Grocery Foundation will be raising money to aid in the funding of nutritious and healthy snacks and breakfasts for many different programs in Atlantic Canada and Ontario. Programs that could help someone in your neighborhood.
Some Startling Statistics
How You Can Help Toonies for Tummies
For $2, a sample meal consists of: a grilled cheese sandwich on whole wheat, orange wedges, and a ½ cup of milk.
Track Your ToonieTo help ensure the funds make their way to schools in your community that will most benefit from your generous support, we are working with various agencies who oversee breakfast and nutrition programs to identify local schools in the neighbourhood of participating stores. You can go online and see the various schools / communities that are benefiting from the monies raised using the Toonie Tracker!
As a Thank you for Your Help
When you make your donation to Toonies for Tummies, you can receive this awesome coupon book! You get to save on future purchases of the sponsoring company products.
Thank you to our retail partners in Ontario and Atlantic Canada:
Chelsey Grocery Store Colemans Concord Food Centre Co-Op Atlantic Coppas Fresh Market Fiesta Foods Food Basics Foodland Freshco Galati Market Fresh Galleria Supermarket Highland Farms Longo’s Brothers Fruit Market Metro Ontario Michael-Angelo’s Mike Deans Super Foods Stores Oak Ridges Food Market Powell’s Supermarkets Price Chopper Rabba Fine Foods Sobeys SunRipe Farms Urban Fresh
Manufacturer Supporters:Special thank you to our manufacturer supporters:
A. Lassonde Burnbrae Farms Campbell Co. of Canada Canada Bread Catelli Foods Corp. ConAgra Foods HighLiner Foods Kraft Canada Mondelez Canada Inc Nestle Canada Inc. Olymel SEC Parmalat Canada PepsiCo Beverages PepsiCo Foods Scotsburn Dairy Group Tree of Life Canada Ultima Foods Weston Bakeries Limited Wrigley Canada
*(Source: 1 and 2 Breakfast Club of Canada)
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disclaimer This post is sponsored by SPLASH Media Engagement on behalf of The Grocery Foundation. @GroceryFndtn is asking you to help support feeding hungry kids in Canada. #Toonies4Tummies.