February 26th is Lunch Money Day in Toronto

It’s no secret that frugality can be a good thing (especially these days), but we can’t deny that when it comes to lunch, sometimes it’s just so much easier to grab something to go instead of packing a meal of our own. But as the team at Toronto’s Second Harvest reminds us, not everyone is lucky enough to have the option.

Every day, the dedicated volunteers at Second Harvest pick up excess fresh food from various locations around Toronto and deliver it to approximately 250 social service programs in the GTA. Thanks to their efforts, hungry men, women and children in our community are able to enjoy a nutritious meal. And now you can get involved, too, on Lunch Money Day.

On February 26, Second Harvest challenges Toronto residents to bring a lunch from home to school or work and then donate the money that they would have spent on their noontime nosh to Lunch Money Day. For every $5 donation received, Second Harvest is able to provide 10 fresh meals for those in need. Their goal is to raise $410,000 (or about 820,000 meals) to help fight hunger in our community.  Need some brown bag inspiration? Check out our great recipes!

Not able to bring your lunch? No problem! Here are some other ways you can get involved on Lunch Money Day:

• Stop by any GTA Starbucks and snack on their delicious turkey sandwich and orzo salad. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Second Harvest.

• Head to the checkout at your local Sobeys. They’ll be offering a $2 Second Harvest point of sale coupon on February 26.

• Make a donation at TTC stations across the city. Just look for the Second Harvest team during your morning or afternoon commute.

For more information, visit lunchmoneyday.com

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