Local youths to benefit from A&W fundraiser

Local young people will benefit through a national fundraiser by A&W and Mealshare.

A national social enterprise looking to help end youth hunger, Mealshare has announced a new, ongoing national partnership with A&W Canada. For every Mealshare item purchased at an A&W location, one simple healthy meal will be provided to a youth in need.

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The beneficiary for Estevan will be Breakfast Clubs of Canada.

The partnership has a goal of sharing 1,250,000 meals per year. All of A&W’s locations are participating, which means 1,000 locations stretching across the country.

Meals are provided through Mealshare’s network of 450 local charity partners across Canada. Eighty per cent of Mealshare’s financial support stays in local communities where the Mealshare item was purchased, and 20 per cent goes internationally to Save the Children.

On Mealshare Mondays, customers can order a Cheddar Bacon Uncle Burger combo and one meal will be provided to a youth in need through Mealshare.

Any day of the week, customers can “Make it a Mealshare” by adding $1 to their order. When customers do this, one meal will be provided to a youth in need through Mealshare.

Customers can participate in-restaurant, through drive-thru, or by using a mobile app.

“A&W is an amazing organization and a leader in the industry through its many environmental and social initiatives,” said Jeremy Bryant, co-founder of Mealshare. “The support of A&W restaurants will make a huge impact for Mealshare and all the youth we support across the entire country.”

“Our national partnership with Mealshare will help us make a bigger difference with our operators and their teams across the country. Local franchisees from coast to coast are excited to be a part of this program because they’ve seen first-hand the needs in their communities and how these programs can provide immediate benefit and support,” said Susan Senecal, chief executive officer at A&W Canada. “No child should ever go hungry, especially in a country like Canada, so we’re thrilled that we can be a part of this initiative.”

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