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Mealshare adds 24 Vancouver restaurant partners

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Lindsay William-Ross Jul 06, 2016 7:53 am

Getting food to those in need just got easier for diners in Vancouver, thanks to the addition of two dozen new partner restaurants in the Mealshare program.

This expansion is the biggest in the program’s history, and it makes Vancouver the Canadian city with the most participating restaurants (60 of them!).

Mealshare essentially works on the buy one, give one model; when diners order select menu items at partner restaurants (denoted with the Mealshare logo on the menu), a meal is given to a youth in need.

Photo courtesy Mealshare

Photo courtesy Mealshare

To date, Mealshare has served over 763,000 meals across Canada, taking aim at eradicating youth hunger.

Here are the new Vancouver restaurants now taking part in Mealshare:

  • Torafuku
  • Gallery Café
  • Kin Kao
  • My Shanti
  • Nook (2 locations)
  • Tavola
  • Meet In Gastown
  • Cafe Ça Va
  • Secret Location
  • Cannibal Café (2 locations)
  • Cartems Main Street
  • Culver City Salads
  • Zend Conscious Lounge
  • Rootside Provisions
  • Nectar Juicery
  • BLVD Bistro
  • S’wich Cafe
  • The Blarney Stone
  • CaliBurger
  • Buddha-Full (3 locations)

In honour of the exciting expansion of Mealshare in Vancouver, chefs and restaurant owners were on hand at Queen Alexandra Elementary on July 5 to create and serve lunch to youngsters who benefit from the KidSafe program.

Mealshare has enjoyed a tremendous year, with their addition of Ottawa to their roster of cities, winning the 2016 Canadian Social Enterprise of the year award from the Small Business Achievement Awards, and raising $30,000 in their Tonight for Tomorrow dining out fundraiser. Look for much more ahead in the coming months as Mealshare continues to grow, and spread the good.

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Lindsay William-Ross
Lindsay is a former Daily Hive Food Editor. A fourth generation Vancouverite, she has also lived in Toronto, NYC, and LA.

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