TORONTO — Restaurants for Change has raised $100,000 for Community Food Centres Canada. The inaugural event, which was designed to raise money to give low-income Canadians access to healthy food, challenged 25 of the country’s top restaurants from nine cities to donate all or part of their proceeds from one dinner service.
“This year’s participating chefs and restaurants are part of an amazing community who care not just about where food comes from, but also about who gets to eat it,” said Nick Saul, president and CEO of CFCC, the Toronto-based beneficiary of the event. “We’re very thankful for their support and excited to expand the event to more cities and restaurants next year and to engage more and more Canadians from coast to coast in the movement towards a healthy and fair food system.”
Some of the participating restaurants include Vij’s Restaurant in Vancouver, Deer + Almond in Winnipeg, Jacob’s & Company Steakhouse in Toronto, Juniper Kitchen & Wine Bar in Ottawa, Garde Manger in Montreal and Chives Canadian Bistro in Halifax.