On October 19, thousands of diners came together in 68 restaurants and 16 cities across the country for Restaurants for Change, a national event that raises funds for local Community Food Centres and Community Food Centres Canada (CFCC).
The event raised more than $250,000 in its third year, exceeding the goal set out by organizers. Funds raised through the event will support empowering programs that bring people in low-income communities together to grow, cook, share, and advocate for healthy food for all.
Our team was excited to have a number of amazing Feast On Certified eateries on board for the event — including Earth to Table Bread Bar: Hamilton, Le Chien Noir, Backhouse, Actinolite, Cafe Belong, and Richmond Station.
Our Community Manager was lucky to snag a reservation at Actinolite in Toronto, where they above and beyond their celebrated tasting menu for #RestaurantForChange diners. Pictured above, house-made sponge toffee with dried mushroom and reindeer moss, and a fermented green plum with curd.
?This year�s participating chefs and restaurants are part of an amazing community who care about where food comes from and also about who has access it,? said Nick Saul, president and CEO of Community Food Centres Canada. ?We�re very thankful for their support, and excited to engage more Canadians from coast to coast in the movement towards a healthy and fair food system.?
We’re proud to be a small part of the effort. Healthy food can be a transformative force in low-income communities. The work being done by Community Food Centres Canada helps to build and support vibrant, food-focused places that bring people together to grow, cook, share and advocate for good food for all. That’s something to be celebrated.