The third annual Restaurants for Change is on October 19

Press release

Distinguished restaurants across Canada join forces to raise funds for healthy food programming in low-income communities

What:  Restaurants for Change

On October 19, 2016, restaurants in more than 10 cities across Canada will join together and donate proceeds from their dinner service to Community Food Centres Canada and local Community Food Centres. The event raised $200,000 in 2015.

The number of Community Food Centres in Canada is growing, and so is this cornerstone fundraiser. This year’s Restaurant for Change event aims to expand the number of participating restaurants to 75. Funds raised support a growing number of Community Food Centres and Good Food Organizations offering healthy food and empowering food programs that build health, hope, and community.

On October 19, we’re asking Canadians to invite friends out for a memorable meal, and dine out to do good. It’s easy to participate: diners visit to find a participating restaurant near them and make a reservation.

When:  Dinner service on Wednesday, October 19, 2016.

Who:  Confirmed restaurants to-date:

Vancouver: Burdock & Co., Cabrito, Jam Jar, The Farmer’s Apprentice, Jamjar. Calgary:  Bonterra, CHARCUT Roast House, Cibo, The Deane House, Model Milk, The Nash, NOTaBLE, Pigeon Hole, Posto, River Café, Scopa. Edmonton:  RGE RD, The Common. Winnipeg:  Ben Kramer pop-up, Deer & Almond, Enoteca, Maque, Pizzeria Gusto, Promenade Cafe and Wine, Segovia Tapas Bar, The Merchant Kitchen, The Mitchell Block. Toronto:  Actinolite, Alo, Ascari Enoteca, Bar Begonia, Beast, Big Crow, Café Belong, The Drake 150, The Drake Devonshire, The Drake Hotel, Edulis, El Rey Mezcal Bar, Fat Pasha, Hawthorne Food and Drink, Mamakas, Richmond Station, Rose and Sons, Ruby Watchco, Union. Kitchener:  The Berlin. Ottawa: Atelier, Supply and Demand. Hamilton:  Earth to Table Bread Bar, The Rapscallion, Papa Leo’s Restaurant.  Guelph:  Earth to Table Bread Bar. Perth:  FieldHouse, O’Reilly’s Pub. Kingston:  Le Chien Noir. Niagara-on-the-Lake:  Backhouse. Stratford: Pazzo Taverna & Pizzeria. Montreal:  Lavanderia, Le Bremner, Park, Garde Manger. Halifax:  En Vie, Chives Canadian Bistro. St. John’s:  Mallard Cottage.  More to come!

Website:  Facebook: Restaurants for Change


Help support the cause and join the conversation on Facebook:, Twitter: @aplaceforfood, Instagram: @aplaceforfood, Linkedin: Community Food Centres Canada, YouTube: @aplaceforfood

About Community Food Centres Canada: Community Food Centres Canada (CFCC) believes healthy food can be a transformative force in low-income communities. We build and support vibrant, food-focused places that bring people together to grow, cook, share and advocate for good food for all. For more information visit

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