This spring we are giving Toronto foodies a reason to celebrate with the fourth annual Love Food Give Food campaign. Running for the months of April and May, Love Food Give Food encourages Toronto food lovers to eat out at participating restaurants – a small action that makes a big difference.
The concept is simple yet effective: a celebration of food to raise funds and awareness about child hunger and the solutions that exist to end it. During April and May, Torontonians can order special Love Food Give Food menu items at participating restaurants. Each restaurant will then donate at least $1 from that item to support Action Against Hunger’s work.
“Canadians love to eat out and try new cuisines – so this is a perfect opportunity to try a new restaurant and give back in the process,” says Matt Blondin, a Toronto chef (owner of OMAW) who has worked with Action Against Hunger in Peru. “I was impressed to see how the Action Against Hunger team helped Peruvian villagers understand how and why their children get sick, and educate them so they can prevent it from happening. That is what makes this organization fantastic.” Dozens of Toronto restaurants are taking part this year, allowing food lovers throughout the city to taste the world on a plate and spread the word.
CONTEST ALERT! All photos posted across Twitter and Instagram with #LoveFoodTO and our @ACF_Canada handle will be entered into a draw for a chance to win a wine basket at the end of the two month campaign.
“It’s a timely and important cause,” says Donna Ashley of Karelia Kitchen, another participating restaurant. “People all over the world still lack the basics of life, including nutritious food. A lot of our food is adapted from northern cuisines, so the ongoing challenges around the high cost of nutritious food in Canada’s north especially resonates with us.”
For a full list of participating restaurants, please visit lovefoodgivefood.ca.