As a result of COVID and the impact it has had on the restaurant industry, Mealshare was at a crossroads to find solutions to support its charities. Mealshare is a Canadian charity on a mission to help end youth hunger.
This partnership is a game-changer for Mealshare and all the Canadian youth they support.
All A&W locations are participating in our program - over 1,000 across Canada, including the location in Weyburn.
For every 'Mealshare Item' purchased at A&W, they will share one simple, healthy meal with a youth in need.The goal for the partnership is to share 1,250,000 meals every year.
In Saskatchewan, almost 50 A&W locations are participating and they hope to share close to 60,000 meals per year. In Weyburn, the group supports the Salvation Army to provide meals in the local community.
About 80 per cent of Mealshare’s financial support stays in local communities where the Mealshare Item was purchased, and 20 per cent goes internationally to Save the Children.
On ‘Mealshare Mondays’, customers can order a Cheddar Bacon Uncle Burger combo and one meal will be provided to a youth in need through Mealshare. Any day of the week, customers can “Make it a Mealshare” by adding $1 to their order. When customers do this, one meal will be provided to a youth in need through Mealshare.
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 its many environmental and social initiatives,” said Jeremy Bryant, Co-Founder of Mealshare. “The support of A&W restaurants will make a huge impact for Mealshare and all the youth we support across the entire country.”
Mealshare believes nutritious food is essential for all children, especially when one in five children are food insecure in this country. “We are committed to creating a world where it’s easier to share with those in need, and every child and youth is fed as a result. We won’t stop until we’ve seen the end of youth hunger,” said Mealshare in a statement.