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.
About BarBurrito Restaurants Inc.
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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