MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Casey’s Grill • Bar has announced that its second ‘sFeed the Soul’s chain-wide fundraiser has raised $50,000 for food banks in Ontario and Quebec.
Part of the Mississauga, Ont.-based Prime Restaurants of Canada, Casey’s fundraiser involved all of its restaurant employees and tens of thousands of its customers who helped raise funds to feed the hungry.
The campaign was organized in partnership with the Ontario Association of Food Banks (OAFB) and Banques alimentaires Québec. A portion of the proceeds from every item sold from the ‘Feed the Soul’ feature menu was donated to local food banks between Sept. 21 and Oct. 18, 2009.
“Casey’s gratefully thanks and applauds our guests and franchisees for their extraordinary support of their local food banks during these difficult economic times,” said Grant Cobb, senior vice-president, Brand Management, Prime Restaurants of Canada. “In addition to raising much needed funds, the ‘Feed the Soul’ campaign successfully realized our goal of shining a spotlight on the hunger epidemic in this country and the invaluable contributions of the OAFB and Banques alimentaires Québec. Casey’s is honoured to work with these exemplary organizations in their crusade to provide food for the increasing number of Canadians who otherwise might have to go without.”