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Dine out Tonight for Tomorrow to help end youth hunger—05.08.19

By Hannah Manning on May 3, 2019


You may recognize the Mealshare logo from menus around town, where participating restaurants provide one simple, healthy meal to a youth in need for every Mealshare menu item ordered.

Just last summer, Mealshare added 20+ new restaurants in Ottawa. At last count, Ottawa has shared 198,515 meals, from 53 participating restaurants, benefiting 3 charities.

You can help Mealshare make an even bigger impact on Wednesday, May 8 during Tonight for Tomorrow, a special fundraiser where every $1 spent on food will see $1 donated to grow the Mealshare program. Taking place at 40 restaurants across Canada, Tonight for Tomorrow is a great way to have a positive impact on Mealshare’s fundraising efforts and help feed children in need.

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☺️ It’s actually been scientifically proven that when people give back it activates a region of our brain associated with pleasure, releases endorphins and increases our overall level of happiness. On May 8, you can do just that by simply dining out at 9 restaurants in Ottawa participating in @mealshare biggest annual fundraiser #TonightForTomorrow, like @burgersnfriesforever on Bank street. Every dollar spent on food that night means a dollar donated to @mealshare to help us grow and continue to help end youth hunger. How awesome and easy is that?! Other participating restaurants are: * @clocktowerbrewpub (Glebe, Westboro, Rideau and Orleans locations) * @purekitchenottawa (Kanata location) * @pressedottawa * @pelicanseafoodmarketandgrill * @the_cameron_ottawa Leave your favourite food emoji in the comments below if you’re in! Let’s do this, Ottawa!!! 🙌 . . . #yowcitystyle #yow #ottawa #613 #mealshareYOW #mealshare #buy1give1 #ottawafundraiser #ottawablogger #canadianblogger #ottawaevents #myottawa #igersottawa #ottawafoodie #613eats

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“Tonight for Tomorrow is an impactful way for diners to help Mealshare and all the youth we support. It is not acceptable that 1 in 6 Canadian children live in poverty,” says Katie Hession, Mealshare’s Ottawa Community Leader. “We’re on a mission to end youth hunger in Ottawa and hope everyone will join us by dining out on May 8th. This is the easiest and most delicious fundraiser you’ll ever participate in. Just eat!”

Participating restaurants are:

If you can’t make it for dinner, Pressed will be serving lunch for Tonight for Tomorrow. And remember, any Mealshare item purchased throughout the year means a meal donated to youth in need.

For more about Mealshare, visit their website or follow them on Twitter @mealshareteam and @mealshareYOW or on Instagram @mealshare.