The “Lunch Mom” hot lunch program was started in 2009 by a mom of two growing boys who was desperate to never pack a lunch again! Tired of making lunches at 11pm that would not get eaten the next day, I decided to bring hot, healthy, eco-friendly lunches directly to my boys’ school, with absolutely no work for parents or school staff.

We have since expanded the program to fifteen local schools and various summer camps with fantastic results! We now serve over 5,000 lunches a week to various schools and camps in midtown Toronto.

Our Leaside kitchen is completely nut and seed free, and is staffed with dedicated individuals working hard to ensure that only high quality foods reach our childrens’ classrooms. The menu has been reviewed by a registered dietician to ensure that every meal served is balanced, healthy, low in fat, additive free, and low in sodium and sugar, with the exception of some occasional “fun” items like our all-chicken hotdogs, which are higher in sodium.  

Our pasta sauces are made from scratch, our beef is always 100% Canadian (hormone free) and cooked and drained of fat for our sauces, tacos, meatballs and burgers.  Our chicken products are from an Ontario farm which provides us with quality white meat chicken.  Our menus conform or exceed school board guidelines.

Hot lunches are served each day with a fresh fruit and raw vegetable & often a salad.