Due to the Covid-19 crisis, Sobeys Inc. (Sobeys) made the difficult decision to cancel its national checkstand fundraising campaign in support of Special Olympics Canada, scheduled June 18 to July 1, 2020. To ensure that this decision does not negatively impact Special Olympics athletes, Sobeys has honoured its fundraising target with a $1 million donation.

As a Special Olympics Canada partner since 2016, Sobeys has contributed more than $5.4 million in food and funds. Through this support, we have seen first-hand the difference nutrition education can make in empowering healthy bodies and healthy minds.

Special Olympics Canada thanks Sobeys for the astounding $1 million donation. These much needed funds will help keep grassroots, community-led programs sustainable, supporting 49,600 athletes with an intellectual disability and 22,000 coaches and volunteers from coast to coast to coast.



Sobeys support at home

Since May, Sobeys Dietitians Rebecca and Véronique have hosted Wellness Wednesdays LIVE on the Special Olympics Canada Facebook page, teaching athletes how to make healthy recipes while staying safe and connected at home.

Watch each Wellness Wednesday by clicking the videos below!


Greek Orzo Salad

Fruit Snack

Peanut Butter Banana Roll-ups

Strawberry Slushy

Melon Salsa

Chicken, Peach and Arugula Pizza

No Bake Energy Balls

Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries

Vegetable Quiche Cups

Grilled Cheese with Tomato and Pesto

Creamy Apple Cinnamon Oat Shake

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For more healthy recipes like these, see the Online Athlete Nutrition Guide: 

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Sobeys support at Games


This year, members of the Sobeys family attended the Special Olympics Winter Games in Thunder Bay to cheer on athletes and witness their support in action.

As a Diamond Sponsor of the Games, Sobeys, through its Safeway banner, supplied healthy meals and snacks to athletes and volunteers.