MISSISSAUGA, Ontario – May 6, 2019 – To help their neighbours in need, the BarBurrito at 1900 Fowler Dr will be hosting a food drive on Saturday May 11. If you bring a donation, your burrito will be discounted to $5. All donations will benefit Eden Food for Change.

According to census research, 1 in 7 Mississauga residents live in poverty. For children under 7, that number jumps to 1 in 5 who live in poverty. Eden Food for Change seeks to tackle the issue in Western Mississauga, with a focus on fresh food. In 2017, they distributed 421,000 pounds of food to the L5L, L5M and L5N neighbourhoods, and 50% of the donated food was fresh produce. The organization also emphasizes long-term success by running cooking courses for basic skills and nutritional education.

« I was making sixty thousand dollars a year when I was assaulted, and I lost everything, » begins Rhonda, a member of Eden Food for Change. « The first time I came to EFFC, I had casts on my arm and my leg[…] The volunteers, the advocates, and everyone associated with Eden were so inviting and warm towards me.

I have been coming to EFFC regularly since that first time and without them, I don’t think I would have survived. They have all been essential to my recovery […] I want to thank all the people at EFFC for everything that you’ve done. »

Himanshu Shah is the owner of the Mississauga BarBurrito hosting the food drive. « The way I see it, no one can help everyone, but everyone can help someone, » he explains. « We wanted our restaurant to bring fresh and healthy food to the community, so it’s great that Eden Food for Change is doing the same thing. »

Eden Food for Change is in need of the following:

  • Canned Fruit
  • Rice
  • Canned Meat and Fish
  • Bar Soap, Shampoo, Body Wash, Toothpaste
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Canned Tomatoes
  • Dry Soup Beans and Lentils
  • Laundry Soap
  • Feminine Hygiene – Especially Sanitary Pads
  • Instant Oatmeal
  • Cookies
  • Crackers (soda and snack)
  • Cereal
  • Chunky Soup and Stew
  • Juice and Juice Boxes
  • Peanut Butter
  • Instant Coffee
  • Baby Formula
  • Baby Diapers – Newborn, 5, 6 and Toddler Pull-Ups

About BarBurrito Restaurants Inc.

BarBurrito is a chain of 84 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

For any questions or inquiries, please contact:

Colette MacLean

BarBurrito Restaurants