How much do you spend on lunch every day: $4, $5, $6? If you check your jacket pockets, handbags and couch cushions for change, you’ll probably find this amount in no time. Second Harvest is asking that you donate what you would normally spend on lunch to support its 14th annual Lunch Money Day taking place throughout Toronto on February 16, 2012.
“Lunch Money Day is a very important fundraising campaign for Second Harvest. All funds raised enable our trucks to be on the road, every day, rescuing excess food and delivering that food to those who need it most in our city. We’re hopeful that Torontonians will participate in the day’s events and make a big difference in our communities,” said Jo-Anne Sobie, Executive Director, Second Harvest.
Look for Second Harvest volunteers collecting donations at subway stops and PATH locations. Second Harvest can stretch a $10 bill to provide 20 meals for Toronto’s hungry. Other food-friendly ways that you can support Lunch Money Day in Toronto include:
- Lunch at Yonge-Dundas Square – From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., chefs from Caplansky’s Delicatessen, Magic Oven Pizza, Real Sports Bar, Metro, Cool Hand Luc and Jack Astor’s will be preparing dishes for $2-$5. All proceeds will go to Second Harvest.
- Salad King – Visit or order from Yonge and Dundas Thai favourite, Salad King, on February 16. All net proceeds from the day will be donated to Second Harvest.
- Just-Eat.ca – Order your lunch or dinner from Just-Eat.ca on February 16 and Just-Eat.ca will donate a portion of sales to Second Harvest.
- Calphalon Culinary Center – If you’re in the King and Spadina area, have lunch for $5 at Calphalon between noon and 2 p.m. on February 16.
- Dealicious.ca – Pero Restaurant and Lounge will be offering a special deal on February 16. One per cent of the proceeds from this deal will go to Second Harvest.
- Dufflet Pastries – Buy a Cowboy Cookie at all Dufflet locations in the GTA for the month of February and Dufflet will donate $1 from each cookie sold to Second Harvest.
Second Harvest is the largest food rescue program in Canada. Second Harvest picks up donated food that would have gone to waste and delivers it to local community agencies.