A unique charity program dreamed up by three young Canadians has provided almost 114,000 meals to those in need whenever diners eat out at participating local restaurants.
The one-for-one giveaway is like the Tom’s Shoes model. Mealshare gives a free meal every time someone purchases any designated menu item at 84 partner restaurants across Canada. When they do, Mealshare provides a meal to a local hunger charity, at no extra cost to the diner.
The Toronto restaurants are Hawthorne Food & Drink, Khao San Road and Café Belong. You can find a participating dining location by searching on their website, www.mealshare.ca.
“Mealshare’s a no-brainer,” said Shayne Perrin, Owner of Blue Star Diner and Dairy Lane Cafe, the first two businesses to join the program. “It’s a unique way to give back to the community in a way that makes both social and business sense.”
Restaurants only contribute a small amount — about $1 — to the organization for every Mealshare item ordered on their menu.
(READ the story from the Winnipeg Free Press)