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Bagging groceries for a cause: Toonies for Tummies

20220331_082247-9451612Shaun McKenna, executive director of The Grocery Foundation

Retailers and CPG suppliers got together on March 31 for the last Grocery Foundation’s Toonies for Tummies campaign for 2022 to help bag food delivered the same day to students in the Greater Toronto Area.

Close to 50 people joined an assembly-line setup to bag 750 meals destined for a Cathlolic high school in Mississauga. The school is just one of many across Canada that received food for students during the campaign year. Sean McKenna, executive director of the Grocery Foundation, says the program supports more than 5,000 breakfasts across the country annually.

The food was delivered by Metro and Voilà by Sobeys trucks. Grocery Business was there to chronicle the event.

gf-sponsorbreakfast-6324-5521750Shaun McKenna, executive director, Grocery Foundation, and Michael Medline, president and CEO, Empire Company

20220331_083636-8055201Michael Medline, president and CEO, Empire Company Limited, and chair of The Grocery Foundation

rosanne_longo_longos-8238135Rosanne Longo, Longo’s

george_kiossis_metro-5065826George Kioussis, Metro

joe_fusco_metro_and_jana_sobey_sobeys-6542279Joe Fusco, Metro and Jana Sobey, Sobeys

chris_thrasher_mccormick-2082625Chris Thrasher, McCormick

derek_lamoureux_kraft_heinz-4645910Derek Lamoureux, Kraft Heinz

doug_ohori_cloverleaf_seafoods_and_tony_chow_kellogg_canada-3149874Doug Ohori, Cloverleaf Seafoods and Tony Chow, Kellogg Canada

josh_adams_maple_leaf_foods-3066372Josh Adams, Maple Leaf Foods

sal_galle_metro-5256533Sal Galle, Metro

kapralos_kostas_lassonde_and_talmur_khan_mondelez_international-1751691Kapralos Kostas, Lassonde and Talmur Khan, Mondelez International

kevin_lehman_metro_and_niluka_kottegoda_sobeys-9197170Kevin Lehman, Metro and Niluka Kottegoda, Sobeys

ian_bell_pepsico_beverages-8830387Ian Bell, PepsiCo Beverages

pierre_veilleux_olymel-4828640Pierre Veilleux, Olymel

mike_rose_metro-2436555Mike Rose, Metro

jacquelin_weatherbee_sobeys_copy-3228745Jacquelin Weatherbee, Sobeys

paul_bravi_metro-8750187Paul Bravi, Metro

iain_mcruvie_burnbrae_farms-7953191Iain McRuvie, Burnbrae Farms

todd_johnston_lactalis_and_ward_smith_svp_global_news-1654589Todd Johnston, Lactalis and Ward Smith, SVP Global News

sandra_sanderson_sobeys-7240873Sandra Sanderson, Sobeys

sameera_narang_lactalis-4408355Sameera Narang, Lactalis

ray_hepworth_metro-7777429Ray Hepworth, Metro

sharon_carrera_lactalis-8390401Sharon Carrera, Lactalis

tony_mongillo_metro-8540263Tony Mongillo, Metro

valerie_grasman_riverside_made_good-8543475Valerie Grasman, Riverside (Made Good)


20220331_085733-5809540Marlon Villanueva, Buddig




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