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Mealshare’s Tonight for Tomorrow: The Most Delicious Petition Ever

By Nickie Shobeiry on May 9, 2017

Head on down to The Red Lion (47 Clarence Street) on Wednesday May 10 for a one-night-only even designed to help Mealshare raise funds for its mission to end youth hunger. For every one dollar a patron spends on food that day, two dollars will be donated to Mealshare. This is made possible by the generous donations from The Red Lion and philanthropist Shafin Diamond Tejani (of Victory Square Technologies) who will be matching each donation. To mark the occasion, The Shaw Centre will be illuminated red to show support for the annual event.

To help generate momentum for the Tonight for Tomorrow fundraiser, Mealshare has launched ‘The Most Delicious Petition Ever“, encouraging Ottawans to show their support by signing up to commit to dining out at a participating restaurant on May 10.

“This event is going to have an absolutely huge impact for Mealshare and the youth in need that we help serve each and every day,” says Mealshare Co-founder Andrew Hall. “We’re on a mission to end youth hunger in Ottawa and Tonight for Tomorrow is the biggest way any one person can help us accomplish that by dining at a participating restaurant on May 10.”

Mealshare regularly partners with hundreds of restaurants in eight cities across Canada that support the charity’s ‘buy-one, give-one’ model, allowing guests who order a Mealshare-branded item on the menu to provide a complimentary meal to youth in need at no extra cost to them. For each featured meal sold, participating restaurants contribute financially to Mealshare, which forwards the funds to its network of partner charities to purchase the groceries and ingredients needed for a meal. The result: buy one, give one—a meal for a meal.

With the help of 10 Ottawa partner restaurants, Mealshare marked the end of its milestone ‘Road to One Million’ meals campaign last November, which counted down to the one-millionth meal the charity has helped serve to youth in need across Canada since its inception in 2013. The non-profit is planning a major expansion this June, by adding over 10 new Ottawa establishments to the Mealshare family of restaurants, including Beckta, Restaurant 18, The Red Apron and La Roma.

Learn more about Mealshare on their website or Twitter and then RSVP to the event on Facebook. Bring your appetites!