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Food & Nutrition Sourcing

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Healthcare food service providers have come to trust the MEALsource program to efficiently and effectively manage the sourcing process for a full range of quality food and nutrition products from dairy, produce and proteins to soups, beverages, snacks and more, including many fresh local food options.

MEALsource is a not-for-profit food and nutrition procurement program offered in collaboration with St. Joseph’s Health System GPO (Click to visit St. Joseph’s Health System GPO website), representing the purchasing interests of numerous hospitals, long-term care facilities, complex continuing care facilities, mental health/addiction facilities and retail outlets across Ontario.

Using processes developed through 20 years of healthcare food procurement experience, we help each of our Members efficiently and effectively manage their procurement process.

Our commitment to customer service, collaboration and fair, open and transparent processes has made us one of the most respected food and nutrition procurement programs in Ontario.


Program Highlights

  • Comprehensive
    Access to complete range of food items through more than 110 manufacturer and distributor contracts, covering 15 product categories and more than 1,110 line items
  • More fresh, local food options
    Participate in ground-breaking shift towards inviting more local food producers to be involved in the sourcing process
  • Highly focused specialists
    Rely on highly focused food sourcing expertise and process facilitators
  • Member involvement
    Be a part of a highly engaged network of healthcare food service professionals and fully participate in our process with monthly meetings or teleconference to provide contract updates and resolve issues in a timely, equitable manner
  • Responsive
    Experience a high level of customer service and collaboration


Membership Advantage  

  • Reduce costs
    MEALsource has the lowest membership fees in the country. 100% of vendor rebates are returned to Members on top of immediate invoice savings.
  • Protect yourself from price fluctuations
    Many of our contract items offer firm pricing during the term of the agreement.
  • Get insight into your purchases
    We offer customized reporting tailored to your specific needs.
  • Gain access to a complete range of food products
    Through our national and local food manufacturers and distributors, we cover 16 product categories and more than 1,110 line items.
  • Choose the items that meet your needs
    We never dictate what’s best for you and your patients; we simply deliver the best pricing for the products you choose.
  • Participate in a vital peer-to-peer network
    Engage in knowledge sharing with other Members through MEALsource hosted events and industry programs, such as local food procurement initiatives and vendor fairs.
  • Reduce your risk
    Let us do the work for you, by managing a fair, open and transparent RFP process that adheres to the Broader Public Sector directives for public procurement.