Halifax Burger Week is again to serve up tasty dishes and assist meals banks throughout Nova Scotia.
From Oct. 14 to 23, collaborating eating places throughout the Halifax Regional Municipality serve up specifically crafted hamburgers (or variations of hamburgers) to assist increase funds for Feed Nova Scotia. Eating places have a set worth of $7 or greater and make a donation to Feed Nova Scotia with every burger they promote. The annual occasion is hosted by Halifax’s free weekly newspaper, The Coast.
Since its inception in 2013, Halifax Burger Week has raised over $560,000 for Feed Nova Scotia and has develop into the most important fundraiser for the charitable group exterior of its personal initiatives.
“With Burger Week, we have now been unbelievably overwhelmed,” says Karen Theriault, director of communications at Feed Nova Scotia. “That an occasion like this, continued to have the ability to come to life in our communities each years to assist our work all through this pandemic.”
The COVID-19 pandemic postponed the 2020 Burger Week for six months and delayed a beforehand deliberate occasion scheduled for Might 2021. Throughout final yr’s occasion, greater than 105,000 burgers had been bought and $126,000 was raised for Feed Nova Scotia. This yr, there are 146 eating places collaborating in Burger Week.
Theriault acknowledges the challenges eating places have confronted for the reason that pandemic started in March 2020.
“I feel the challenges that they’ve uniquely confronted through the pandemic have been enormous,” she says. “So for them to have the ability to come to the desk and nonetheless assist their neighbours, regardless of the challenges that they’re dealing with in their very own trade, it actually means so much to us.”
Cash raised from Burger Week will assist the 140 meals banks, meal applications and shelters throughout the province that rely upon Feed Nova Scotia and the 40,000 folks on this province that use them. Each $2 raised throughout Burger Week equals three meals for somebody in want.
“This Burger Week has been one other superb instance of neighborhood rallying to assist their neighbours,” Theriault provides. “Rallying to maintain our native meals trade thriving in Nova Scotia by getting out and supporting these eating places.”
A kind of native collaborating eating places is Eliot & Vine on Clifton Road in Halifax, which supplied Burger Week’s highest donation in 2020. Their $24 burger providing known as The Massive MacDonald and options two grilled four-ounce chuck patties, American cheese, minced onion, bread and butter pickles and shredded lettuce with “2000” island dressing. With each Massive MacDonald bought at Eliot & Vine, $6 shall be donated to Feed Nova Scotia.
Johanna Eliot, proprietor of Eliot & Vine, says collaborating in Burger Week is just not solely thrilling for her employees but additionally brings in new faces to their enterprise.
“It’s enjoyable for us, we like serving the burgers and there’s a sure vitality that comes with it,” she says. “It additionally brings in a unique clientele, as in not the folks we usually get, so they struggle us out for the primary time.”
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