J.E. Agnew Food Services Ltd.

Member Since: 2017

Baseline Year: 2015

Baseline GHG Emissions: 21.44 tonnes CO2-equivalent


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About the Member:

  • J.E. Agnew Food Services Ltd. was founded by Jeff & Heather Agnew in 1981 when they took over an existing Tim Hortons store located at the corner of Princess St & MacDonnell in Kingston, Ontario. Since then, the company has grown to include sixteen Tim Hortons locations throughout Kingston. Agnew Foods continues to be run as a family business, spearheaded by Chief Executive Officer, Sherri Agnew. Sherri is one of Jeff & Heather's two daughters and is a graduate of the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.

  • On average, the company employs 500 people and continues to grow. They are committed to implementing the Tim Hortons promise of providing fast and friendly service and good quality products at a great price to our customers each and every day.

Highlighted Sustainability Projects:


  • Winner of the sustainably.eco - Engagement Award at the 2019 Evening of Recognition!

  • Second place for the Greatest % GHG Reduction Award, with a 13% reduction, at the 2019 Evening of Recognition.

  • Office LED Lighting Changeover are in progress

  • Electronic Recycling & New E-Waste-bins will be placed at restaurants. All e-waste generated by Agnew Foods and its stores gets disposed of properly

  • They offer their employees a reduced rate for bus passes through the Transpass Program

  • They have established a 5-person Green Team that meets biweekly to develop, and implement sustainability projects for both the Agnew office, and the 15 Tim Hortons. Follow their Green Team on twitter: @AgnewTeam

  • They have set up recycling targets for both staff and customer waste diversion

  • Reduced 14% of GHGs

  • Reduced 10% of electricity and 11% of natural gas usage


  • Agnew Foods signed up 15 restaurants for the Food Rescue Program in partnership with Loving Spoonful. Donating over $100,000 dollars in food, providing 40,117 meals to community organizations, and saving 83,574 kgs of GHGs averted from entering the atmosphere! (second Tim Hortons owner in Ontario to partner with Food Rescue)

  • In recent renovations and upgrade projects, they donated used tables and chairs to the Kingston Community Health Centre and Canadian Mental Health

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