The Great Big Crunch


On March 1st, join Food Secure Canada, the Coalition for Healthy School Food and FoodShare Toronto in a Great Big Crunch!

Students, teachers, parents and others who are passionate about food are invited to share their enthusiasm in a national moment of anti-silence. Since 2006, Canadians from coast to coast have participated in the Great Big Crunch, an initiative of FoodShare Toronto.

Kids from across the country will learn about local and healthy food and celebrate the day with a simultaneous apple crunch at 2:30 PM EST!

To participate in the next Great Big Crunch:

Visit FoodShare's website to register your crunch


What's it all about?

Canada is one of the only industrialised countries with no national school food program. Canada’s current patchwork of school food programming reaches only a small percentage of our over 5 million students.

Canada was ranked 37th of 41 high-income countries in providing healthy food to children. We must do better! The Coalition for Healthy School Food is focused on making sure all Canadian students have access to healthy food at school every day.


The Great Big Crunch on Parliament Hill

Once again this year, Food Secure Canada and the Coalition for Healthy School Food will be hosting a Great Big Crunch on Parliament Hill, generously sponsored by MP and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture Jean-Claude Poissant. Stay tuned for more!








Make some noise for healthy school food on social media!

Use the toolkit below to organize your crunch!