Restaurants for Change raises more than $250,000 for healthy food programs in third year of event

Restaurants for Change raises more than $250,000 for healthy food programs in third year of event

Toronto, ON | On October 19, thousands of diners came together in 68 restaurants and 16 cities across the country for Restaurants for Change, a national event that raises funds for local Community Food Centres and Community Food Centres Canada (CFCC). The event raised more than $250,000 in its third year, exceeding the goal set out by organizers. Funds raised through the event will support empowering programs that bring people in low-income communities together to grow, cook, share, and advocate for healthy food for all.

“This year’s participating chefs and restaurants are part of an amazing community who care about where food comes from and also about who has access it,” said Nick Saul, president and CEO of Community Food Centres Canada. “We’re very thankful for their support, and excited to engage more Canadians from coast to coast in the movement towards a healthy and fair food system.”

2016 restaurants:

Calgary Bonterra Trattoria, CHARCUT Roast House, Cibo, Deane House, Model Milk, NOtaBLE The Restaurant, Pigeonhole, Posto Pizzeria & Bar, River Café, Scopa, The Nash Edmonton RGE RD, The Common Halifax/DartmouthChives Canadian Bistro, enVie, The Canteen Hamilton Earth to Table Bread Bar: Hamilton, Papa Leo’s Restaurant Guelph Earth to Table Bread Bar: Guelph, Artisanale French Country Cooking  Kitchener The Berlin Kingston Le Chien Noir Montreal Garde Manger, Lavanderia, Le Bremner, Park, Santa Barbara Niagara-on-the-Lake Backhouse Ottawa/Perth Atelier, Fieldhouse, O’Reilly’s Pub, Supply and Demand St. John’s Mallard Cottage StratfordPazzo Pizzeria Toronto Actinolite, Alo, Ascari Enoteca, Bar Begonia, Beast, Big Crow, Cafe Belong, Drake 150, Edulis, El Rey Mezcal Bar, Fat Pasha, Mamakas, Richmond Station, Rose and Sons Swan, Rose and Sons, Ruby Watchco, The Drake Hotel, Union Vancouver Burdock & Co., Cabrito, Farmer’s Apprentice, Jamjar Wellington Drake Devonshire Winnipeg  Ben Kramer Pop-up at Kitchen Sync, Deer + Almond, Enoteca, Maque, Pizzeria Gusto, Promenade Cafe and Wine, Segovia Tapas Bar, The Merchant Kitchen, The Mitchell Block

2016 sponsors:

Lead sponsor CIBC Gold sponsor Zwilling J. A. Henckels National media sponsors Global, Food Network National community partner Aeroplan Bronze sponsors Ace Bakery, Garland Canada Regional media sponsor Toronto LifeCommunity partners Culinary Tourism Alliance, Taste of Nova Scotia, Terroir In-kind partners J Sutton Communications, Open Table, The Siren Group Inc.

Restaurants for Change directly supports The Alex Community Food Centre (Calgary), the NorWest Co-op Community Food Centre (Winnipeg), The Local Community Food Centre (Stratford), the Hamilton Community Food Centre (Hamilton), the Regent Park Community Food Centre and The Stop (Toronto), The Table Community Food Centre (Perth), the NDG Food Depot (Montreal), and the Dartmouth North Community Food Centre (Dartmouth). Funds raised also support Community Food Centres Canada to provide national leadership on food issues and support more than 90 Good Food Organizations across Canada with an annual conference, grants, and other capacity-building tools.

About Community Food Centres Canada: Community Food Centres Canada (CFCC) believes healthy food can be a transformative force in low-income communities. We build and support vibrant, food-focused places that bring people together to grow, cook, share and advocate for good food for all. For more information, visit www.cfccanada.ca.

Support the cause and join the conversation.
Facebook: Community Food Centres Canada, Twitter: @aplaceforfood,
Instagram: @aplaceforfood, Linkedin: Community Food Centres Canada,
YouTube: @aplaceforfood

For additional information, visuals, or to arrange an interview with a spokesperson from CFCC, please contact Susan Willemsen or Nicole Schram at The Siren Group Inc.  Tel: (416) 461-5270.  Email:  susan@thesirengroup.com, www.thesirengroup.com or Twitter @thesirengroup.

 

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Des restos pour demain amasse plus de 250,000$ pour des programmes alimentaires

Toronto, ON | Le 19 octobre, des milliers de gens se sont rassemblés dans 68 restaurants de 16 villes canadiennes pour soutenir la troisième édition de la campagne Des restos pour demain, un événement national qui soutient les centres communautaires d’alimentation locaux et Community Food Centres Canada (CFCC). L’événement a permis d’amasser plus de 250,000 $. Les fonds recueillis serviront à soutenir des programmes qui rassemblent les gens de communautés défavorisées afin de cultiver, cuisiner, partager et défendre une saine alimentation pour tous.

« Les chefs et restaurants participants cette année font partie d’une incroyable communauté qui se soucie d’où vient la nourriture et de qui y a accès », explique Nick Saul, président-directeur général de Community Food Centres Canada. « Nous sommes très reconnaissants de leur soutien, et excités d’engager encore plus de Canadiens à participer à ce mouvement vers un système alimentaire plus sain et plus juste. »

Les restaurants participants en 2016 :

Calgary Bonterra Trattoria, CHARCUT Roast House, Cibo, Deane House, Model Milk, NOtaBLE The Restaurant, Pigeonhole, Posto Pizzeria & Bar, River Café, Scopa, The Nash Edmonton RGE RD, The Common Halifax/DartmouthChives Canadian Bistro, enVie, The Canteen Hamilton Earth to Table Bread Bar: Hamilton, Papa Leo’s Restaurant Guelph Earth to Table Bread Bar: Guelph, Artisanale French Country Cooking  Kitchener The Berlin Kingston Le Chien Noir Montréal Garde Manger, Lavanderia, Le Bremner, Park, , Santa Barbara Niagara-on-the-Lake Backhouse Ottawa/Perth Atelier, Fieldhouse, O’Reilly’s Pub, Supply and Demand St-Jean Mallard Cottage Stratford Pazzo Pizzeria Toronto Actinolite, Alo, Ascari Enoteca, Bar Begonia, Beast, Big Crow, Cafe Belong, Drake 150, Edulis, El Rey Mezcal Bar, Fat Pasha, Mamakas, Richmond Station, Rose and Sons Swan, Rose and Sons, Ruby Watchco, The Drake Hotel, Union Vancouver Burdock & Co., Cabrito, Farmer’s Apprentice, Jamjar Wellington Drake Devonshire Winnipeg  Ben Kramer Pop-up at Kitchen Sync, Deer + Almond, Enoteca, Maque, Pizzeria Gusto, Promenade Cafe and Wine, Segovia Tapas Bar, The Merchant Kitchen, The Mitchell Block

Les commanditaires participants en 2016 :

Commanditaire principal CIBC; Commanditaire Or Zwilling J. A. Henckels;Commanditaire média national Global, Food Network; Partenaire communautaire national Aeroplan; Commanditaires Or Ace Bakery, Garland Canada Commanditaire média régional Toronto Life; Partenaires communautaires Culinary Tourism Alliance, Taste of Nova Scotia, Terroir;Partenaires de services J Sutton Communications, Open Table, The Siren Group Inc.

Des restos pour demain soutien directement: The Alex Community Food Centre (Calgary), le NorWest Co-op Community Food Centre (Winnipeg), The Local Community Food Centre (Stratford), le Hamilton Community Food Centre (Hamilton), le Regent Park Community Food Centre et The Stop (Toronto), The Table Community Food Centre (Perth), le NDG Food Depot (Montréal), et le Dartmouth North Community Food Centre (Dartmouth). Les fonds recueillis soutiendront aussi Community Food Centres Canada afin de fournir un leadership national sur les enjeux alimentaires et de soutenir plus de 90 Good Food Organizations des quatre coins du Canada en offrant une conférence annuelle, des subventions, de la formation et d’autres outils.

À propos de Community Food Centres Canada: Community Food Centres Canada (CFCC) croit que l’accès à une saine alimentation peut être une force transformative dans les communautés défavorisées. Nous construisons et soutenons des milieux vibrants axés sur l’alimentation pour rassembler les gens afin de cultiver, cuisiner, partager et défendre une saine alimentation pour tous. Pour plus d’informations, visitez le www.cfccanada.ca.

Soutenez la cause et joignez-vous à la conversation
Facebook: Community Food Centres Canada, Twitter: @aplaceforfood,
Instagram: @aplaceforfood, Linkedin: Community Food Centres Canada,
YouTube: @aplaceforfood

 

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Pour plus d’informations, pour obtenir des visuels ou pour organiser une entrevue avec un porte-parole de Community Food Centres Canada, veuillez contacter  Susan Willemsen ou Nicole Schram à The Siren Group Inc.  Tel: (416) 461-5270.  Courriel:  susan@thesirengroup.com, www.thesirengroup.com

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