VANCOUVER — Joey Restaurants is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its Cup of Care charity program. This year, the company donated thousands of chicken pot pies to local charities in B.C., Alberta, Manitoba and Ontario.
“It’s gratifying to bring Cup of Care back each year and to give to worthy causes in the communities where we operate across Canada and in the United States”, says Joey executive chef Chris Mills. “Teams across all of our restaurants love lending a hand to make the pies and distribute them to people in need.”
Cup of Care initially provided beef and barley soup, but the switch was made to chicken pot pies to provide a more substantive and nutritious meal. A total of 10,140 pies were donated to Canadian charities throughout March. Joey restaurants in Washington State and California are also sending an additional 1,500 chicken pot pies to charity.
Employees in each region choose the shelters and charitable organizations that Cup of Care supports each year. The chosen organizations for 2018 include:
• B.C. — Dugout Charity, Union Gospel Mission, Kelowna Women’s Shelter and Seymour School
• Alberta — Calgary Drop-In & Rehab Centre, Mustard Seed, Edmonton Youth Emergency Services Shelter and Hope Mission
• Manitoba — Siloam Mission
• Ontario — Good Shepherd and the Ottawa Mission