TORONTO — Community Food Centres Canada (CFCC) is launching Restaurants for Change Oct. 22. The organization’s inaugural event challenges 25 restaurants in nine Canadian cities to donate proceeds from one dinner service to support its vision for a healthy and fair food system.
“We believe healthy food can be a transformative force in low-income communities,” said Nick Saul, president and CEO of Toronto’s CFCC. “With Canada’s support, we hope to grow Restaurants for Change in future years to involve even more cities and restaurants in order to be able to support even more programs that reduce hunger, build physical and mental health and reduce social isolation.”
Participating restaurants include Vij’s and Hawksworth in Vancouver; Charcut in Calgary; Deer + Almond in Winnipeg; Bar Buca and Drake One Fifty in Toronto; and Wine Bar in Ottawa.
Money raised will support CFCC, community food centres and partners. It will feed programs that build food access, food skills, education and drive change in low-income communities.