Restaurants for Change

October 21, 2015
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Restaurants for Change is an annual fundraising event that brings together some of Canada’s best restaurants to create change in our food system. On October 21, 50+ of Canada’s best restaurants will donate proceeds from their dinner service to support healthy food access and empowering food programs in low-income communities across Canada, and push for a fairer and healthier food system.


We have complex, joined-up food issues in Canada: growing household food insecurity, high rates of diet-related illness, social disconnection, and an unsustainable food system. These issues disproportionately affect people living on low incomes, and have enormous social, economic, environmental and health-related costs. We need to act now, before the problem gets any bigger.

Chefs and restaurants are incredible allies in the fight for a fairer and healthier food system. This year’s participating Restaurants for Change are committed to supporting local food systems, local producers, and the right to good food for all. These generous food fighters know that we all have a role to play in changing our food system for the better.

And so do you! Join us for Restaurants for Change on October 21 and funds raised will support healthy food access and empowering food programs in low-income communities across Canada. In cities where there is a Community Food Centre (see below for the list), proceeds are shared between that centre and Community Food Centres Canada. Other funds raised help CFCC support more than 75 Good Food Organizations across Canada with an annual conference, grants, training, program resources, and other capacity-building tools. Last year restaurants and sponsors raised $120,000 to support local organizations and a national movement for good food for all.

This year, we want to raise even more! Join us! To find out more about how we’re bringing people together to grow, cook, share, and advocate for good food for all, read our 2014 Shared Impact Report or visit

Date: October 21, 2015 5:00 PM-11:00 PM

Location: Atelier, Murray St., Supply and Demand, Thyme and Again | Ottawa

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