Community Pint Raising Money For Food Banks Across Western Canada

By February 4, 2015Lifestyles & Leisure

Original Joe’s Restaurant and Bar and Big Rock Brewery partner to give back through Community Pint Program.

Submitted. Original Joe’s Restaurant and Bar (OJ’s), in partnership with Original Joe’s Red Ale (a proprietary beer created by Big Rock Brewery exclusively for OJ’s) will raise funds for food banks over the next four months through its Community Pint program at OJ’s locations throughout Western Canada.

OJ’s popular Community Pint program, part of their overall Community Care Fund, provides locations the opportunity to fundraise for an organization of their choice. Fifty cents from the featured pint is donated to the cause. To date, OJ’s has raised more than $275,000 to noteworthy causes across Western Canada through its Community Pint program.

Between now and May 31, 2015, Original Joe’s and Big Rock will each donate 25 cents to provincial food bank associations in each participating market for every Original Joe’s Red pint sold at OJ’s locations

“Thousands of Canadians depend on food banks every day to take care of themselves and their families,” says Elena Remoundos, Marketing and Communications Manager for Original Joe’s, “We want to ensure that food banks have the resources to support those in need all year round. We know the funds will support provincial programming to assist many food banks.”

The organizations involved in the upcoming OJ’s Community Pint program include:

· Food Banks BC – Beneficiary for 18 British Columbia locations, including Duncan, Langford, Nanaimo, Tuscany Village (Saanich), Abbotsford, Cambie (Vancouver), Chilliwack, Cloverdale, Coquitlam, Langley, Richmond, South Surrey, Prince George, Kamloops, Pandosy (Kelowna), Vernon, West Kelowna and Fort St. John.

· Alberta Food Banks – Beneficiary for all 16 Calgary and area locations, 12 Edmonton and area locations, plus Cold Lake, Edson, Lloydminster, Whitecourt, Fort McMurray, Grande Prairie, Lethbridge, Fort St. John and Medicine Hat.

· Food Banks of Saskatchewan Corporation – Beneficiary for the six Saskatchewan locations, including two in Saskatoon, Moose Jaw, Regina, Prince Albert and Swift Current.

· Manitoba Association of Food Banks – Beneficiary for the three Winnipeg locations.

OJ’s is known across Western Canada as a neighbourhood restaurant and bar with a down-to-earth environment, service and menu. Satisfying cravings with made-from-scratch comfort food and craft beer has always been at the core of OJ’s and its 63 locations across Western Canada.

OJ’s guests will be able to indulge in the latest bold-flavoured and comforting foods from the popular Winter Warm Up menu. The seasonal menu was launched in tandem with a new partnership with non-profit society Mealshare. For a limited time, when guests purchase a Miso Ramen Bowl from the menu, a meal will be provided to someone in need through Mealshare. Half of the meals are provided locally while the other half are provided in developing countries through Save the Children.

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