Join thousands of Torontonians for Second Harvest's Lunch Money Day
TORONTO, Jan. 24 /CNW/ - Second Harvest has officially launched their 13th annual Lunch Money Day campaign. Taking place on Thursday, February 17th, Lunch Money Day encourages Torontonians to donate the equivalent of
what they would usually spend on lunch to Second Harvest. Every $5
donation enables Second Harvest to provide enough fresh food for 10
nutritious meals to feed the city's hungry.
To meet their $330,000 target, Second Harvest is looking for companies,
schools and individuals to sign up and get involved by running their
own Lunch Money Day campaign. Campaigns are fun, easy and can take
place in the office, school or home.
Here are some fun ways to raise money and help feed those in need:
Hold a bake sale
Host a dress down day and have participants make a donation for the
opportunity to wear casual clothes
Host a sponsored lunch, i.e. pizza party, potluck, and have participants
make a donation to partake in the meal
Sell Lunch Money Day raffle tickets
Host a Wii Tournament with a set entrance fee
All participants are encouraged to create their own Lunch Money Day
fundraising page at lunchmoneyday.com so employees and students can watch their donations grow.
Take action and fight hunger in Toronto. Sign up your company or school
today at lunchmoneyday.com or call Alex Tindale at 416.408.2594.
About Second Harvest
Second Harvest is a charitable organization that takes a common-sense
approach to hunger. For the past 25 years, we have been picking up
donated, perishable food, which would otherwise go to waste, and
delivering it to more than 200 social service agencies in Toronto.
Independent research group Charity Intelligence Canada has endorsed
Second Harvest for its efficiency, conscientious administration, and
high return to the community for every dollar donated. In addition, MoneySense magazine recently awarded an "A" grade to Second Harvest, naming it one
of the most responsible charitable groups in Canada.
SOURCE Second Harvest
For further information:
For more information or to schedule an interview with a campaign spokesperson, please contact:
Director of Communications, Second Harvest