Gay Lea Foods has a long and rich history of charitable giving. As a co-operative, it’s a part of who we are.
In 2014, we created the Gay Lea Foundation, our own registered charity dedicated to supporting education, poverty relief, co-operative development and community well-being projects in the communities where our members and employees live, work and play – and in developing countries around the world.Learn More
Dec 21, 2017
Gay Lea Foods is pleased to officially announce that our co-operative once again endorsed the work undertaken by the Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada (CDF Canada) in 2017 through a $115,000 donation from the Gay Lea Foundation to CDF’s new Breaking New Ground campaign.
Oct 3, 2017
Donation of $25,000 helping to improve food security, strengthen farming practices and support economic growth in remote and underserviced Benishangul-Gumuz region.
Sep 5, 2017
Gay Lea Foundation partners with Ontario Association of Food Banks to address immediate need in food bank community.
Mar 15, 2017
Directors from the Gay Lea Foundation visited the YWCA Hamilton on March 13th to prepare a meal as part of the Be the Recipe for Change program, an initiative of the YWCA Hamilton’s At the Table social enterprise, which provides healthy meals and training opportunities to women who are homeless and accessing the organization’s Transitional Living Program.
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The Gay Lea Foundation was created by Gay Lea Foods in 2014 to support registered Canadian charities working toward the relief of poverty, advancement of education and purposes beneficial to the community. Applications are considered based on merit, under specific categories listed in the application, with preference given to organizations that serve agricultural or rural communities and/or whose mission and values reflect the seven principles of co-operation.Apply Now