TORONTO — Montana’s BBQ & Bar has expanded its partnership with Food Banks Canada to help end food insecurity across the country and will work to donate 150,000 meals by the end of 2022.
Starting Oct. 10, 2022, Montana’s is donating the equivalent of one meal to Food Banks Canada for every dine-in visit. Until Nov. 14, guests can donate a minimum of $1 on their bill and receive a $5-off coupon for their next dine-in visit. Guests can also contribute to Montana’s Food Banks Canada fundraising page. The company will match donations up to $10,000.
“Montana’s is excited to expand its partnership with Food Banks Canada,” says Adrianne Largo, Montana’s director of Marketing. “Our guests helped us donate over 100,000 meals in 2021. We continue our efforts this year with a larger goal of increasing our donation by 50 per cent to provide 150,000 meals by the end of 2022. Corporate social responsibility is a key tenet of Montana’s values, and we will continue to support our local communities actively.”
“We know it’s a tough time for many right now, with 23 per cent of Canadians recently reporting they are eating ‘less than they should,’ due to rising inflation,” says Kirstin Beadsley, CEO of Food Banks Canada. “In the past, people would turn to food banks during a job loss or due to lower wages — but more recently, Canadians are telling us that they are running out of money for food because of rising housing, gas, energy and food costs. That’s an indication that we need to find new longer-term solutions to fight hunger and food insecurity.”