TORONTO, Feb. 12, 2013 /CNW/ - Warm up this month with Second Harvest
ambassador, Chef Mark McEwan, and enjoy the flavours of Toronto in
support of Second Harvest's Lunch Money Days. On February 26th from 11am to 3pm, Torontonians can enjoy a hot and tasty lunch prepared
by 15 unique food vendors from local restaurants at Yonge-Dundas
Square. Guests can purchase tickets for $3 to $5 and exchange them for
delicious snack-sized dishes, with proceeds going to feed neighbours in
need across the city.
"Second Harvest invites the people of Toronto to enjoy its third annual
lunchtime event, presented by Macquarie, at Yonge-Dundas Square" said
Jo-Anne Sobie, Executive Director at Second Harvest. "This year's event
has expanded and people will have the opportunity to taste some great
local fare, while providing funds to enable the delivery of healthy
food to those in need in Toronto. Every $10 donation allows Second
Harvest to rescue nutritious food that would have otherwise gone to
waste, and deliver 20 meals through its community agency network."
This year, Second Harvest aims to raise enough funds to provide over
600,000 meals for hungry Torontonians through their community-based
Lunch Money Days initiatives. People across the city are also
encouraged to get involved with Lunch Money Days all year round by
initiating and participating in fundraisers at work or school.
During the month of February, there are a number of additional
activities taking place across Toronto to raise funds and build
awareness of hunger and food rescue.
Shop and donate at the CBC Farmer's Market. On February 21st, from 7am to 2pm, Lunch Money Days volunteers will be collecting
donations in the farmer's market in the atrium of the CBC building at
250 Front Street West.
Enjoy lunch at Calphalon Culinary Center. On February 27th from noon to 2pm, the Calphalon Culinary Center will
host a public lunch in-store at 425 King St. W. Enjoy a delectable meal
for a minimum $5 donation. All proceeds go towards Second Harvest
Make a donation. On February 28th, hundreds of Second Harvest volunteers will be at TTC subway stations
across the city collecting donations in support of food rescue and
Eat great Thai at Salad King. On February 28th, Salad King's Yonge Street location will be donating all proceeds from
the day to Second Harvest in an effort to help feed Toronto's hungry.
Indulge your sweet tooth at Dufflet's. Visit Dufflet's Pastries' Queen Street W. and Queen Street E. locations
during the month of February to purchase a Cowboy Cookie. For every
cookie sold, $1 will be donated to Second Harvest's Lunch Money Days
For more information or details on how to get involved, visit lunchmoneydays.com.
About Second Harvest
Second Harvest is the largest food rescue program in Canada. Since 1985,
Second Harvest has been picking up donated, excess food, which would
have otherwise gone to waste, and delivering that food to community
agencies in Toronto. Every day Second Harvest delivers enough food to
provide 19,000 meals to 215 community agencies in Toronto.
SOURCE: Second Harvest
For further information:
Phone: 416.408.2594 Ext 226
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