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