Subway® Canada To Help Provide Record Number of Fresh Food Packs Through Never Miss Lunch® Donation Drive
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Subway® Canada To Help Provide Record Number of Fresh Food Packs Through Never Miss Lunch® Donation Drive

As part of its 5th annual donation day, on Wednesday, June 21, $1 from every Footlong purchased at Subway® restaurants in Canada will help feed kids in need as part of Subway® Canada’s partnership with Food Banks Canada

June 08, 2023 // // Toronto - Food bank usage is at the highest level in Canadian history, with more than 1.5 million visits in one-month last year. One third of food bank clients are children, a devasting number when they only represent approximately 20 per cent of the general population1. As part of its ongoing commitment to alleviating hunger for children in Canada, Subway® Canada is launching its milestone 5th annual Never Miss Lunch® donation day on Wednesday, June 21, committing its largest donation yet to help provide 185,000 packs, this year. For each Footlong sold on June 21st, $1 will support hunger relief initiatives in over 200 communities from coast to coast to coast2.

In partnership with Food Banks Canada, Never Miss Lunch® ensures kids can access fresh fruits and vegetables in the summer months when critical school-based nutrition programs end. This year, Subway® Canada has set out to help Food Banks Canada deliver more than 185,000 fresh food packs to kids in need in Canadian communities just like yours. In 2022, the program delivered 175,000 healthy food packs. 

Rising Food Insecurity Across Canada

According to Statistics Canada, in 2022, 6.9 million Canadians across ten provinces (including almost 1.8 million children) lived in a food-insecure household - a notable increase from the almost 1.4 million children who lived in food-insecure homes in 2021.

“Almost 6 million people in Canada lived in food insecure households in 2020. Hundreds of thousands more are now relying on Canada’s food banks this year. These are numbers almost too big to grasp,” says Kirstin Beardsley, Chief Executive Officer, Food Banks Canada. “This is why we are grateful for loyal partners like Subway® Canada who are doing their part to raise awareness of child food insecurity in Canada with the Never Miss Lunch® campaign. We appreciate being able to work together and support children in communities that are most vulnerable, because no one should have to face hunger alone.”

Support in Every Community

“We’re humbled to have the overwhelming support of our franchisees who are celebrating this program in their restaurants across Canada. They are all more passionate than ever to be rallying together to continue to support their communities and to ensure kids have the nutrition they need,” says Doug Fry, Country Director, Subway® Canada. “This year marks a major milestone of our Never Miss Lunch® program - we’re honoured to celebrate five years of partnership with Food Banks Canada, and we’re proud to be increasing and expanding our contributions.”

Introducing the Never Miss Lunch® Design Competition

To bolster awareness around childhood food insecurity in Canada, Subway® Canada launched their . The competition invites Canadians of all ages and skill sets to submit drawings to have the chance for their original artwork to be featured on Subway® Canada’s next sandwich wrap nationwide and the chance to win one of the $500 Subway® gift card prizes. The inspiration for designs is to answer the question: “What’s the best part about being a kid?”. Subway® Canada believes that by helping kids overcome hunger problems, they can get back to worrying about kid problems (the only problems kids should face) – like getting a basketball down from being stuck on the rim or dropping ice cream on a hot summer day.

Until June 18th, Canadians can visit to submit their design. As thanks for Canadians’ artistry, an additional $1 will be donated by Subway® Canada to the Never Miss Lunch® initiative, for each design submission.4 Four winning artists will have design elements integrated into sub wrappers and used in Subway® restaurants nationwide later this year.

Driving Serie(ou)s Impact

Ordering a Footlong to support a good cause has never been easier. Subway® Series is an entirely overhauled menu comprising fifteen craveable, chef-crafted sandwiches. It’s a new way to order - simply order by name or number, and your Subway® Sandwich Artist does the rest.

Canadians can learn more about Never Miss Lunch® by visiting and submitting a design at 


[2] *Guaranteed minimum donation of $600,000 CAD for 2023.

[3] NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. 06/01/2023 to 06/18/2023. Canada, including British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Yukon, Nunavut, and the Northwest Territories. For rules, free method of entry, eligibility, and complete details, visit Sponsor: Subway Franchisee Canadian Advertising Trust.

[4] Up to a maximum of $5,000 (for the first 5,000 unique entries)

About Subway® Restaurants

As one of the world’s largest quick-service restaurant brands, Subway serves freshly made-to-order sandwiches, wraps, salads and bowls to millions of guests across more than 100 countries in nearly 37,000 restaurants daily. Subway restaurants are owned and operated by Subway franchisees – a network that includes thousands of dedicated entrepreneurs and small business owners – who are committed to delivering the best guest experience possible in their local communities.

Subway® is a Registered Trademark of Subway IP LLC. © 2023 Subway IP LLC

About Food Banks Canada

Food Banks Canada provides national leadership to relieve hunger today and prevent hunger tomorrow in collaboration with the food bank network from coast-to-coast-to-coast. For 40 years, food banks have been dedicated to helping Canadians living with food insecurity. Over 4,750 food banks and community organizations come together to serve our most vulnerable neighbours who in March of last year made nearly 1.5 million visits to these organizations, according to our 2022 HungerCount Report. Over the past 10 years, as a system we've sourced and shared over 1.4 billion pounds of food and Food Banks Canada shared nearly $168 million in funding to help maximize collective impact and strengthen local capacity – while advocating for reducing the need for food banks. Our vision is clear: create a Canada where no one goes hungry. Visit to learn more.

About Never Miss Lunch

The Subway® Canada Never Miss Lunch® program is Subway® Canada’s commitment to children in communities like yours. In partnership with Food Banks Canada’s After the Bell program, the initiative aims to provide nutritious meals to kids in need during the summer break, when many community-based lunch programs end. As the exclusive Fresh Food Sponsor, Subway Canada provides fresh fruits and vegetables for food packs which helps to ensure the food packs are balanced and nutritious. Now in its 5th year, Subway® Canada has helped Food Banks Canada deliver 555,000 food packs to more than 200 communities across Canada. To learn more about Subway® Canada’s Never Miss Lunch® program, please visit:

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