Mealshare, a national social enterprise on a mission to help end youth hunger,partnered with A&W Canada in February2021.All 1000+ A&W locations across Canada are participating in Mealshare with the goal of sharing 1,250,000 mealsper year.A&W Canadaand their guests have already sharedover400,000meals with youth in needthroughMealshare’s network of450+localcharitypartnersandSave the Children Canada.The partnershipis on track to surpass half a million meals shared this month. Over 200,000 of the meals have been provided through voluntary guest donations.
Starting June 14th, A&W Canada will refresh the Mealshare Monday campaign with a new feature item-the Beyond Meat Burger. On ‘Mealshare Mondays’, customers can order a Beyond Meat Burger and one meal will be provided to a youth in need through Mealshare. Customers also have the opportunity to help fight youth hunger any day of the weekt hrough the “Make it a Mealshare” program. When customers “Make it a Mealshare”, $1.00 is added to their bill and then a meal is provided to a youth in need through Mealshare on their behalf. Customers can participate in-restaurant, through drive-thru, or by using the mobile app.
“A&W is an amazing organization and a leader in the industry through itsmany environmental and social initiatives,” says Jeremy Bryant, Co-Founder of Mealshare.“We have been blown away these past months by the impact A&W has had for our program and for all the youth we support across the entire country. We are excited to see the impact the Beyond Meat Burger will have in our goal of reaching 1,250,000 meals shared this year.
“Our national partnership with Mealsharehas been very rewarding. Our restaurants and their teams from coast to coast are proud to be able to give back locally through Mealshare because they’ve seen first-hand the needs in their communities,” says Susan Senecal, President and CEO at A&W Canada. “We love that Mealshare allows A&W Canada and our guests to help make a difference in the lives of so many youth in need”.