TORONTO , Sept. 22 /CNW/ - This past Thursday, September 17 , thousands of families from coast-to-coast enjoyed a meal together at the dinner table to celebrate what really matters most - quality time with family and friends - and helped raise a phenomenal $41,182 for the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada (CCFC) in support of M&M Meat Shops fifth annual National Family Dinner Night.
The community-based initiative also generated overwhelming support from dignitaries across the country, including Governor General Michaëlle Jean, Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Mayors from coast-to-coast.
"The outstanding support of community leaders and the thousands of dollars raised for CCFC is an indication that Canadians still believe this tradition is sacred and meaningful," says Mac Voisin , Founder of M&M Meat Shops. "Even though our busy lives may not permit us to sit down for a family dinner every night, an event like National Family Dinner Night reminds us to free ourselves from all distractions, electronic or otherwise, so we can enjoy the undivided attention of those at the dinner table."
To participate in National Family Dinner Night, Canadians were asked to register their family dinner online at www.nationalfamilydinnernight.com. For every registration, M&M Meat Shops donated $1 to the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada .
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M&M Meat Shops is pleased to announce that the sixth annual National Family Dinner Night will take place on September 16, 2010 .
To date, M&M Meat Shops has raised more than 18.3 million dollars for the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada (CCFC).
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Since opening its first store in 1980, M&M Meat Shops, a Kitchener-based business, has taken pride in offering high quality foods and convenient meal solutions that help make family dinners and at-home entertaining effortless and delicious. With more than 470 locations across the country, it is the largest specialty frozen food retailer in Canada and is considered to be one of the most successful franchisee networks. M&M Meat Shops offers hundreds of meal ideas for today's busy families in just one aisle, with products ranging from succulent steaks to delicious desserts and convenient meal ideas. For more information on M&M Meat Shops or for tips on hundreds of meal ideas visit www.mmmeatshops.com.
The Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada (CCFC) is a voluntary, not-for-profit, medical research foundation dedicated to finding the cure for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. The Foundation is also committed to educating IBD patients, their families, health professionals and the general public about the diseases.
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