TORONTO — Casual-dining chain Gabby’s opened its newest restaurant — its 12th location — in Parkway Mall in Scarborough, Ont. recently. To celebrate the opening, Gabby’s held a fundraiser in support of Indigenous programming through Canadian Feed the Children (CFTC).
“Food security is important to us. Everyone should have access to affordable, healthy food,” says Manish Gaba, assistant manager of the new location. “When we heard about the work CFTC is doing with Indigenous communities in Ontario, we knew we wanted to help.”
The event, which included live music, contests, giveaways and appetizer samples, the Gabby’s team had raised $1, 000 to support healthy-food programming for children and families in Indigenous communities in Ontario.
“What an incredible show of solidarity and support. We cannot thank Manish and the Gabby’s team enough for this gift,” says Fawad Iqbal, Corporate Philanthropy manager, CFTC, who attended the event with Tracy Curnuck, CFTC’s vice-president, People & Culture. “This donation means so much to the children and families we partner with who are working to make sure their communities are food secure.”