Nora Gray, Garde Manger and Le Bremner, together with 22 other restaurants across Canada, will donate a percentage of their proceeds tonight to Community Food Centres Canada (CFCC) as part of a nationwide event dubbed Restaurants for Change.
The mission of the organization is to "provide resources and a proven approach to partner organizations across Canada to create Community Food Centres that bring people together to grow, cook, share, and advocate for good food." As such, dinner proceeds from the three Montreal restaurants will help "address issues of hunger, poor health and social isolation in low-income communities." Food Network Canada is the official media partner of the charity and event.
CFCC President and CEO Nick Saul, co-author of The Stop: How the Fight for Good Food Transformed a Community and Inspired a Movement, explains that while the organization has no formal presence in Montreal or Quebec just yet - CFCC operates mostly in Toronto for now - the fledgling charity is keen to establish a foothold in la belle province.
Other key Restaurants for Change in other parts of Canada include Vij's, Hawksworth, Buca, Edulis and Charcut.