Media Advisory: Calling All Heroes! Second Harvest Invites Media to Salad King Lunch, To Kick-Off Hero Campaign

Toronto's Food Rescue Charity brings together media to raise awareness of food rescue TODAY - Second Harvest Hero Day

TORONTO, Feb. 5, 2015 /CNW/ - Every day in Toronto good food goes to waste while people go hungry. Today, Second Harvest is inviting the media to attend a special lunch at Salad King to raise awareness of food rescue.

On Thursday, February 5th at noon, media are invited for lunch at Salad King as Second Harvest kicks off its annual Hero workplace fundraising campaign. Salad King will be taken over by Heroes in bright green masks and capes. Interview opportunities with food rescue expert, Debra Lawson, local volunteers and Salad King Manager and Second Harvest supporter, Jason King.

DATE:  Thursday, February 5, 2015
TIME:  noon-1:00pm
LOCATION:  Salad King – 340 Yonge Street (near Yonge and Dundas)

Funds raised through the Hero campaign enable Second Harvest to rescue surplus food, that would otherwise go to waste, and deliver that good food to social service agencies across the city, feeding hungry children, adults and seniors. Salad King will be donating all proceeds from the day to Second Harvest.

Other participating restaurants and cafes supporting the Hero campaign include Balzac's Coffee, Caplansky's, Dufflet Pastries, Kupfert & Kim, The Lakeview, The Rude Boy, Twist by Roger Mooking, and Orderit.ca. To see all of Second Harvest's Heroes and promotions visit secondharvesthero.ca/retail-heroes.

About Second Harvest: Second Harvest is a charity that rescues fresh, surplus food, that would otherwise go to waste, from grocery stores, manufacturers, distributers, farmers, restaurants and hotels. The food is delivered daily to more than 200 social service agencies feeding people experiencing hunger across Toronto. Since 1985 Second Harvest has rescued and delivered almost 100 million pounds of good food, thus preventing almost 50 million pounds of greenhouse gases from entering the atmosphere. Second Harvest's food rescue program addresses two issues – hunger relief and waste reduction.

About Salad King:
Salad King (saladking.com), has been proudly serving Ryerson and the downtown Toronto neighbourhood for the past 20 years. Its Thai food is delicious and affordable, made with quality, homemade ingredients. Service is fast and friendly and the restaurant is vibrant and full of energy. Its aim is to make sure all customers leave Salad King with bellies full and big smiles on their faces. For updates, specials and in-store event details follow Facebook and @SaladKingTO on Twitter.

SOURCE Second Harvest

For further information: To RSVP please contact: Tonia Krauser (Director of Communications - Second Harvest), toniak@secondharvest.ca, 416.625.6774

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