May 31, 2019
BOLTON, Ontario – May 31, 2019 – To help fight hunger in Bolton, the BarBurrito on 334 Queen St S will be hosting a food drive on June 12. All donations will benefit The Caledon Exchange and donors can purchase a burrito for only $5.
Although Caledon seems like a high-earning region, The Region of Peel reports that 6% of Caledon residents are still considered low-income. According to the Caledon Housing Study, 57% of low-income households faced housing affordability issues in 2011. When there is a lack of affordable housing, businesses struggle to find employees. This is exacerbated by the fact that Bolton does not yet have a public transit system.
The Caledon Exchange takes a holistic approach to tackle these issues and support the community. While they welcome food donations for their pantry and other non-profit partner organizations, they also offer cooking and exercise classes, counselling, transportation, and various children’ workshops. Those registered with the food pantry can ‘shop’ there like a grocery store with shelves of snacks and fresh fruit available for selection. In 2017, the food pantry was visited over 3200 times (via Monty Laskin, CEO of Caledon Community Services).
“The staff at the Exchange is truly very kind and helpful. They make you feel at home,” gushes Erika Huber. “There is always a cup of coffee brewing or a pot of stew steaming in the kitchen. A very caring place to go to.”
The BarBurrito restaurant in Bolton hopes to uphold the same community-centric feel that The Caledon Exchange provides. After opening its doors three months ago, owners Jagdeep and Amardeep have certainly felt welcomed. “We’re thrilled that Bolton loves our food, yet we know that there are people in the town who are struggling. We hope that we can do a little bit to help.”
Visit BarBurrito on Wed June 12 at 334 Queen St S to donate to the food drive and get a regular classic burrito for only $5. The Caledon Exchange is in high need of cereal.
BarBurrito is a chain of 88 fast-casual restaurants across Canada. Alex Shtein founded the company in Toronto in 2005 when he saw a need for fresh, fast, high-quality Tex-Mex food. The brand operates in 6 provinces coast-to-coast, with plans to expand to the Atlantic provinces and the US. For more information about the company and its products, please visit www.barburrito.ca
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