What we need


What we need

get involved

We are a lean operation with good people volunteering their time and services to help feed kids, but there is still a lot to be done! If you would like to help out, please let us know. Below is a list of some of the things we need:


Our biggest cost by far is food, but we need more to run the summerlunch+ machine:

  • Food: We are in need of money to buy healthy fruits, vegetables, proteins, and grains.

  • Operating expenses: This isn’t sexy, but every charity has to buy paper, build websites, and pay for gas and rent.


We’ll feed 400 kids every day for 6 weeks of camp. That’s 12,000 meals that include the 4 food groups:

  • If you have fresh, healthy, in-season food (ideally local) that you want to share with us, we’d love to chat.


We’ll gratefully receive donations of:

  • kitchen items (blenders, pots, pans, trays, food service and cleaning supplies, reusable plates and cups, aprons, etc.)

  • digital cameras and laptops

  • t-shirts and marketing material

How you can Help

How you can Help

We’d love your help!

We are looking for people with interest and enthusiasm and we welcome your support. Please contact us if you would like to volunteer. Some specific areas of need are:

Social media know-how
Help us get up-to-date on our social media presence, and help us prepare for the launch of a crowdsourcing campaign next year.

Fundraising help
We have a number of terrific supporters, but the more money we raise, the more we can do!

Communications and marketing expertise
We want to get the message out about investing in youth over the summer in order to curb summer learning loss!

Research and tech acumen
We need to gather data and turn it into a meaningful message. We’d also love tech support that would help us build a great database.


......and we welcome conversations with people with fresh ideas. We love meeting all kinds of people who are interested in growing healthy kids.
Get in touch!


Who's on board

Who's on board

our partners


Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Office is committed to building a safe and healthy community through supporting and strengthening the quality of individual and community life in Thorncliffe Park and Flemingdon Park. Together with the TNO, summerlunch+ will work with young people in the community to deliver lunches through camps and youth programs. 


Morguard is a fully integrated real estate company that owns, manages, and invests in high-quality, well-located, geographically diversified assets across North America. Morguard is the property firm that manages the East York Town Centre in Thorncliffe Park, and they are summerlunch+’s first donor.


The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) is one of the largest and most diverse school boards in Canada, serving approximately 245,000 students in 588 schools throughout Toronto. The TDSB supports the employment of summerlunch+’s high-school students through its Focus on Youth program, and has donated the use of the kitchen of Thorncliffe Park Public School through its Priority School Initiative.

founding Donors


LoyaltyOne gets you closer to customers by understanding what really motivates them. And then they help use those insights to build stronger, more profitable relationships. LoyaltyOne seeds change through Air Miles for Social Change and we are thrilled to have them on the summerlunch+ team


Responsible, conscientious real-estate development in classic neighbourhoods

President's Choice Children's charity

PCCC is committed to helping kids by ensuring hungry tummies are filled with nutritious food, they want to make sure kids have every opportunity to live to their full potential. PCCC is providing support to summerlunch+ through food funding, cooking supplies and food and beverage containers that will ensure safe, healthy food every day in the summer.

Big time supporters