Most of us would find it difficult to fathom, but can you imagine the heartbreak of having no food for your child’s breakfast and sending them off to school hungry?
Does that seem like only a third world problem? It is not. It is also a first world problem. In Canada, 1 in 6 children start the school day on an empty stomach due to a lack of access to nutritious foods.
Can you imagine being a little child and going to school hungry? Day after day trying to concentrate on school work when all you really want is some food for your empty tummy?
ENTER THE LONG RUNNING TOONIES FOR TUMMIES PROGRAM IN ONTARIO AND ATLANTIC CANADA
ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN:
This February 2015 The Grocery Foundation (@GroceryFndtn), with the support of retailers and food, beverage and consumer goods companies operating in Canada, will see the return of Toonies for Tummies campaign.
Toonies for Tummies focuses on raising money to help fund nutritious breakfasts and snacks to children in various programs, including school nutrition programs in Ontario and in Atlantic Canada.
In 2012, 4 million people in Canada, including 1.5 million children experienced some level of food insecurity.
In Canada, 1 in 6 children start the school day on an empty stomach due to a lack of access to nutritious foods and a Toonie makes a considerable difference.
DONATE IN STORE FEBRUARY 5TH – 19TH:
When you shop at participating retailers, from February 5 – 19 you will be asked to consider donating a Toonie. We want you to know that 100 per cent of the monies raised at the till will be donated back to local programs.
Toonies for Tummies ensures the funds raised make their way to the schools in your community that will most benefit from your generous support. Toonies for Tummies 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 to Toonie Tracker and see the various schools/communities that are benefitting from the monies raised. The goal is to raise 500,000 toonies = $1,000,000.00!
To thank you for your donation, sponsoring companies are taking part in a Toonies for Tummies Campaign coupon booklet which you will receive following your donation.* This coupon booklet will give you future savings off sponsoring company products.
*Atlantic Booklet – While quantities last
*Ontario Booklet – While quantities last
I plan to show my support when I am doing my grocery shopping by donating a toonie. It isn’t a lot to give but the benefits are immeasurable!
I also plan to take full advantage of this booklet and show my support for the companies that are helping to make the 2015 Toonies campaign possible.
81% OF CANADIANS THINK HUNGRY CHILDREN ARE IN THEIR COMMUNITY
60% DON’T KNOW A TOONIE CAN FEED THEM
I hope you will join me in supporting this extremely worthwhile program. For the price of a cup of coffee you can give a nutritious breakfast to a hungry child.
To MAKE AN ONLINE DONATION, follow the link and scroll to bottom of the page.
If you have questions or want more information please follow the links to :
We would also love to have you join us on Tuesday, January 27th at 9PM ET for a Twitter chat!
If you would like to take part, just follow along and tweet us using the hashtag #TOONIES4TUMMIES.
No RSVP Required
If you are new to Twitter chats, the TWUBS platform is very user-friendly!