It Takes a Village

There is a powerful expression “it’s takes a village” to raise a child. It’s true, it also takes a village to help feed a child – or as we know, tens of thousands of children.

There are many worthwhile programs that are worth our time and attention – they make our communities healthy better places to live – one such vital program is Toonies for Tummies.

Nutritious snacks and meals are critical to the success of every child.

There is a lot of evidence from around the world and here in Canada that shows improved access to school meals can make an almost immediate difference in academic achievement and other aspects of wellbeing among children.

This year, as we do every year, we are asking shoppers to help us toward our goal of raising $1,000,000. There is no doubt that Toonies is your program. Its success is your success. The change it offers young children, the hope you have for their success and for our collective success as a community, as provinces, for that matter, as a country.

We would like to thank you and our sponsor companies and retail partners along with our official social media partner Food Bloggers of Canada and webSaver.ca and devine.ca. For without you there would be no Toonies and that’s not something we think we can stomach.

Sponsors/Products

Retailers

  • A. Lassonde – Allen’s and Grave’s Juices
  • Burnbrae Farms – Naturegg Simply Egg Whites
  • Campbell Company of Canada – Pepperidge Farms Gold Fish Crackers
  • Canada Bread - – Dempster’s bread (ON), Ben’s Holsum bread (ATL CDA)
  • ConAgra Foods – DelMonte Fruit Cups, Snack Pack Pudding
  • High Liner Foods – Lemon Pepper Sole
  • Kraft Canada – Philadelphia Cream Cheese
  • Mondelez Canada – belVita Crackers
  • Nestlé Canada – Nescafe 3 in 1 coffee
  • Olivieri – Olivieri Three Cheese Rainbow Tortellini
  • Olymel – Breaded Chicken
  • Parmalat Canada – Astro Yogourt and Black Diamond Cheese products
  • PepsiCo Beverages – Tropicana Farmstand
  • PepsiCo Foods – Quaker Instant Oatmeal
  • Scotsburn Dairy Group (ATL only) Scotsburn Premium Ice Cream
  • Tree of Life Canada – Carr’s Water Table Crackers
  • Ultima Foods – Iögo yogurt
  • Weston Bakeries – D’Italiano bread
  • Wrigley Canada – Excel OTC gum
Ontario
  • Chesley Grocery Store
  • Concord Food Centre
  • Coppa’s Fresh Market
  • Fiesta Farms
  • Food Basics
  • Foodland
  • Freshco
  • Galati Market Fresh
  • Galleria Supermarkets
  • Highland Farms
  • Longo's
  • Metro Ontario
  • Michael Angelo’s
  • Mike Dean’s Super Food Stores
  • Oak Ridges Food Market
  • Price Chopper
  • Rabba Fine Foods
  • Sobeys
  • Sunripe Farms
  • Urban Fresh
Atlantic Canada
  • Colemans Food Group
  • Co-op Atlantic
  • Foodland
  • Powell’s Supermarkets
  • Sobeys
  • Valufoods
  • Village Mart