Ensure that foods and beverages donated to your Student Nutrition Program (SNP) are:

  • found in the serve category in the food and beverage choice tables.
  • from certified safe sources such as grocery stores, wholesalers and distributors, inspected food services (for example, caterers), community food hubs and approved farms or farmer’s markets.
  • handled, transported and stored using safe food handling practices.
  • in their original containers, with no broken seals.
  • without conditions, such as marketing, advertising of products, or distribution of materials (for example, toys, posters).

For more information refer to the Ontario Ministry of Health Safe Food Donation Reference Document and the Ontario Ministry of Health Food Donation Supplemental Materials.