Sodexho Foods will host a special fundraiser for Second Harvest on Wednesday, Feb. 20, from 8 to 10am, in the Central Square Cafeteria, Keele campus. For just $2, you can purchase a fresh Belgian waffle, served with syrup during the Lunch Money Day Belgian Waffle Breakfast. All proceeds will go to Second Harvest.
A not-for-profit community agency, Second Harvest collects fresh food from grocery stores, warehouses and distributors. Unlike a food bank, Second Harvest deals primarily with fruits, vegetables, milk, frozen foods and meats. Staff and volunteers collect this perishable food that would otherwise go to waste and distribute it to 250 social service programs throughout Toronto. These social service agencies provide food to children in need, seniors on fixed incomes, women fleeing domestic abuse, homeless people, psychiatric patients and thousands of other who have fallen on hard times. Forty per cent of the recipients are children.
Amina Hussain, manager of food services, Campus Services & Business Operations, says the fundraiser is for a good cause. "The event will raise funds that will go toward Second Harvest’s annual Lunch Money Day." says Hussain. "Second Harvest does not receive any government money. Each year they hold a lunch money day fundrasier where people are encouraged to donate what they would have spent on their lunch to Second Harvest. The Belgian waffle breakfast event is York’s way of contributing to this important goal. I urge everyone to come out to the Central Square Cafeteria and support Second Harvest as they try to reach their goal of raising $380,000."
Visit the Second Harvest Web site for more information on Lunch Money Day and how Second Harvest works in the community.