In its fifth consecutive year, Subway® Canada’s Never Miss Lunch™ program is returning with a powerful mission—to combat childhood food insecurity in Canada. The program’s goal is to support Food Banks Canada in addressing the alarming increase in food bank visits, with an astonishing one-third of users being children. As food insecurity continues to affect families nationwide, Subway® Canada steps up to make a difference.
Addressing the Urgent Need
The year 2022 witnessed a 32 percent increase in food bank visits across Canada. This surge in demand for food assistance has highlighted the pressing issue of child hunger. With families struggling to put food on the table, Subway® Canada’s Never Miss Lunch™ program has become more vital than ever.
Throughout November, Subway® Canada is taking action by donating $1 from every Subway® app and online order. This generous contribution contributes to Food Banks Canada’s ambitious goal of distributing 185,000 food packs to children in need across 190 Canadian communities.
Supporting a Worthy Cause
Kirstin Beardsley, Chief Executive Officer of Food Banks Canada, emphasizes the importance of such initiatives in these challenging times. “Despite continued low unemployment rates, food bank visits are at an all-time high. We are seeing more employed parents visiting food banks than ever,” says Beardsley. Subway® Canada’s Never Miss Lunch™ initiative raises awareness about child food insecurity and plays a crucial role in addressing this critical issue.
National Sandwich Day and Giving Back
The program’s return coincides with National Sandwich Day on November 3, providing even more reasons for Canadians to show their support. As people enjoy their favorite Subway® sandwiches, they can feel good knowing that their purchase contributes to helping those in need.
Empowering Children to Be Kids
Subway® Canada’s Never Miss Lunch™ program is dedicated to reducing child hunger and ensuring that children have the strength they need to be kids. Inspired by the wonder of childhood, Subway® Canada introduced the Never Miss Lunch® Design Contest in June, allowing four winning artists to have their designs integrated into sub wrappers used in Subway® restaurants nationwide.
The designs are a reminder that children should have “kid problems,” not hunger problems. The artists answered the question: “What’s the best part about being a kid?” Their creations celebrate the innocence, joy, and simplicity of childhood.
A Decade of Impact
Subway President, North America, Douglas Fry, expresses pride in the program’s accomplishments. “Every child deserves access to fresh and nutritious food, making the continued support from our franchisees around the Never Miss Lunch™ program invaluable to their communities in which we live and work,” says Fry. Over the past five years, Subway® Canada has played a significant role in helping Food Banks Canada deliver 740,000 food packs to more than 190 communities across Canada.
Learn More and Get Involved
To learn more about the Never Miss Lunch™ program and the communities benefiting from it, visit Subway.com/NeverMissLunch. Join Subway® Canada’s online community on Facebook or follow them on Twitter at @SubwayCanada using the hashtag #NeverMissLunch.
About Subway® Restaurants
Subway® is one of the world’s largest quick-service restaurant brands, known for serving freshly made-to-order sandwiches, wraps, salads, and bowls. With nearly 37,000 restaurants across over 100 countries, Subway® is a global leader in providing guests with delicious, customized options. Subway restaurants are owned and operated by dedicated franchisees who are committed to delivering the best guest experience in their local communities.
About Food Banks Canada
Food Banks Canada provides national leadership to relieve hunger today and prevent need tomorrow. Collaborating with a vast network of food banks and community organizations, they serve vulnerable individuals and families across the country. Over the past decade, they’ve sourced and shared over 1.4 billion pounds of food and provided nearly $168 million in funding to strengthen local capacity while advocating for reducing the need for food banks.
Never Miss Lunch
The Subway® Canada Never Miss Lunch® program is Subway® Canada’s commitment to children in communities across the country. Partnering with Food Banks Canada’s After the Bell program, the initiative provides nutritious meals to children in need, particularly during the summer break when many community-based lunch programs end. Subway Canada, as the exclusive Fresh Food Sponsor, provides fresh fruits and vegetables for food packs, ensuring their nutritional balance. In its fifth year, Subway® Canada has helped Food Banks Canada deliver 555,000 food packs to more than 200 communities nationwide. To learn more about Subway® Canada’s Never Miss Lunch® program, visit Subway® Canada’s Never Miss Lunch® program.
Together, Subway® Canada and Food Banks Canada are working towards a future where no child goes hungry. Join the cause and make a difference today.
What is Subway® Canada’s Never Miss Lunch™ program?
Subway® Canada’s Never Miss Lunch™ program is an initiative aimed at addressing childhood food insecurity in Canada. It involves donating a portion of proceeds from Subway® app and online orders during November to support Food Banks Canada in providing food packs to children in need.
How can I contribute to the Never Miss Lunch™ program?
You can contribute by placing orders through the Subway® app or online platform during November. For every order made through these channels, Subway® Canada will donate $1 to Food Banks Canada’s efforts to provide food packs to children in need.
Why is childhood food insecurity a concern in Canada?
Childhood food insecurity is a concern in Canada due to the increasing number of children relying on food banks for essential nutrition. Despite low unemployment rates, the demand for food assistance has risen significantly. Many employed parents now visit food banks to meet their families’ basic food needs.
What is the goal of Food Banks Canada in this program?
Food Banks Canada’s goal is to distribute 185,000 food packs to children across 190 Canadian communities. These food packs are essential in ensuring that children have access to nutritious meals, especially during challenging times.
How can I learn more about the communities benefiting from the program?
You can find more information about the communities benefiting from the Never Miss Lunch™ program by visiting Subway.com/NeverMissLunch. This resource provides insights into the impact of the program on various communities across Canada.
How can I stay updated on Subway® Canada’s initiatives and events?
You can stay updated on Subway® Canada’s initiatives and events by joining their online community on Facebook or following them on Twitter at @SubwayCanada. Be sure to use the hashtag #NeverMissLunch to join the conversation and show your support.
Subway® Canada’s Never Miss Lunch™ program is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of children facing food insecurity. Join the cause, order your favorite Subway® meals, and contribute to this important initiative. Together, we can work towards a future where no child goes hungry