Founded in 2013, Mealshare is a not-for-profit organization that partners with community-orientated restaurants to provide meals to people in need.
Mealshare’s hunger relief program is simple: “Buy one, Give one”, partnering with a number of restaurants across Canada. This easy-to-implement, giving model allows restaurants and their customers to work together and provide meals to individuals in need. Restaurants place the Mealshare logo next to a few of the restaurant’s menu items, and for every Mealshare-branded menu item purchased, they provide one meal to someone in need through local and international charity partners, including the Calgary Drop-In & Rehab Centre and Save the Children.
Diners are easily able to “Buy One, Give One!” by ordering menu items branded with the Mealshare icon.
Each Mealshare meal purchased at a partner restaurant then contributes to Mealshare financially, in turn, providing funds to one of their trusted charitable partners to support their clients.
Mealshare believes meals are the catalyst for change. They don’t just provide meals, but they work with charity partners who have an initial impact through meals. This means that Mealshare supports their additional services like education, counselling, and housing. Meals are just the beginning of the impact! Mealshare’s aim is to have a lasting impact on systemic and generational poverty, and they believe it all starts with a meal.
Since its inception, Mealshare has been able to share over 500,000+ meals! In Calgary alone, Mealshare is currently partnered with over 50 restaurants and counting.
For more information about Mealshare and to view participating Calgary restaurants, please visit mealshare.ca