Toonies for Tummies in partnership with Global News
One in three Canadian children is at risk of going to school on an empty stomach.
Children with full tummies learn better. They are better able to concentrate, have more energy, their memory and problem-solving skills are better, and they exhibit less disruptive behaviour.
Food insecurity adversely affects children’s mental health. Studies confirm that food insecurity is linked to a higher likelihood of poor mental health and is associated with higher risk of suicidal thoughts, mood and anxiety disorders.
That’s why Global News and Grocery Foundation are partnering for Toonies for Tummies, benefitting student nutrition programs supporting school-aged children in your community.
The Grocery Foundation helps fund over 3,000 student nutrition programs across Western Canada, Ontario and Atlantic Canada. It’s estimated two million children are now at risk of going to school on an empty stomach. That’s one in three Canadian children.
From now until March 16, you can help by
- Making a donation online
- Adding to your grocery bill at your local grocer.
For a list of participating retailers, and for more information, visit groceryfoundation.com/pages/toonies-for-tummies.
100% of your donations to Toonies for Tummies benefit Breakfast Club of Canada (Western Canada and Atlantic Canada), Student Nutrition Ontario (Ontario) and local school student nutrition programs.