Chefs and spokespeople appeal to businesses for help in reaching goal
MONTREAL, April 8, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - Moisson Montréal, Moisson Rive-Sud and the Centre de bénévolat et moisson Laval have decided to extend The Great Food Drive for Children campaign until Saturday, April 16, 2016. If the $350,000 goal is not reached by that date, the lives of 18,000 children and their families in the Greater Montreal region will be greatly impacted in the coming year. The 5 ans, 5 chefs auction, scheduled to end today, will also be extended until 11PM on Sunday, April 10.
Appeal to businesses
With just 15% of our goal reached thus far, Chefs Stefano Faita, Danny St-Pierre, Étienne Huot and Jonathan Lapierre are offering their services to businesses that make a donation of $50,000 or more to The Great Food Drive for Children.
"We are ready to create a special menu and prepare lunch for your employees, as long as your business agrees to provide the food and serving staff," explains Danny St-Pierre, Chef and Owner of Petite Maison. "We want big businesses to come together and help the 18,000 children that desperately need food assistance in Montreal! By donating to The Great Food Drive for Children, you are investing in their future and that's the best investment a business can make. We urge you to dig into your social programs and find a donation of $50,000 or more. You'll make a concrete difference in the lives of these children and your employees will enjoy an unforgettable lunch!"
Two of our spokespersons have also increased their commitment by offering to appear with two of the chefs during dinner with the winners. Claudia Marques will accompany Jonathan Lapierre, Chef at Laloux, and Stéphane Demers will be sous-chef to Stefano Faita during the cooking class at École Mezza Luna.
How to help before April 16:
- New! – To make a corporate donation of $50,000, call 514 344-4494, ext. 222. One of our chefs will prepare a special gourmet lunch for your employees!
- To make a bid in the 5 ans, 5 chefs auction before 11PM on Sunday, April 10, visit www.encan.granderecolte.com
- Online: www.greatfooddrive.com
- By SMS: Text CHILDREN to 20222 to make a $10 donation that will feed 32 children for one day
- In person: In any of the 112 Uniprix pharmacies in Montreal, Laval and the Montérégie region
- By cheque or by telephone: 514 344-4494, ext. 222
About the Great Food Drive for Children
Initiated in 2012 by Moisson Montréal, the Great Food Drive for Children is an annual campaign that involves two other major food banks, Moisson Rive-Sud and the Centre de bénévolat et moisson Laval. The primary objective of the Great Food Drive for Children is to raise monetary donations for toddlers, in order to help feed 18,000 little ones aged 0-5 living in poverty in the Montreal region.
Campaign spokespeople Claudia Marques, Stéphane Demers and Jamie Orchard, the five chefs, and the Executive Directors of the three Moisson, are available for interviews.
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Image with caption: "One of the chefs of the Auction 5 ans, 5 chefs, Danny St-Pierre, owner of the restaurant Petite Maison, in his kitchen with Richard Blain, CHRP, president of the board of directors of Moisson Montréal during the benefit dinner of the Great Food Drive for Children (CNW Group/MOISSON MONTREAL)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160408_C2841_PHOTO_EN_661552.jpg
For further information: To book an interview, contact: Jessica Drolet, Media Relations, SYRUS, 514-935-2777, ext. 205, firstname.lastname@example.org; For additional information on the campaign and its activities: Alexandra Carpentier, Communications Coordinator, Moisson Montréal, 514-701-4206, email@example.com