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Seaway Food Festival Announces New Partnership With Agapè Centre

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Through its signature food celebration, Cornwall Restaurant Week, Seaway Food Festival with its partners today announce a major initiative to raise funds for the Agapè Centre.

Cornwall, ON – Seaway Food Festival and its restaurant partners announced today that proceeds from every meal sold during Cornwall Restaurant Week will go towards the Agapè Centre’s annual holiday drive. This will mark the first charity partnership for Cornwall Restaurant Week.

“Community is at the very core of what Seaway Food Festival is all about. We are truly honored to form this partnership with such a remarkable local organization and lend our support in this manner. It goes without saying that our local restaurants are the backbone of every initiative that we do. I’m very grateful that they embraced this event and in unison, all decided to step up and give back for this cause,” said Sebastien “Mani” Manigat, Director & Founder of Seaway Food Festival.

Cornwall Restaurant Week is an annual promotion that celebrates Cornwall’s finest eateries at an affordable price. Participating restaurants offer two or three-course prix-fixed menus specifically priced for this week. Entering its 6th edition, Cornwall Restaurant Week has become the city’s largest food celebration. In 2016, close to 5,000 meals were sold during the 4th and 5th edition.

“We are excited to partner with Seaway Food Festival and Cornwall Restaurant Week. We appreciate their support and are extremely grateful for their willingness to so generously give back to the community in this way. Funds raised will assist us in meeting the increase in demand. We encourage people to participate in Cornwall Restaurant Week by enjoying a meal at one of the participating eateries. Not only will you be supporting a local establishment but you will also be supporting the Agapè Centre and taking action against hunger!” said Diane Plourde, Executive Director of the Agapè Centre.

The Agapè Centre was founded in 1971 with the simple belief that no man, woman or child should go hungry. It is Cornwall’s largest food bank and only soup kitchen, serving over 125 families per week in our food bank and up to 150 people per day in our soup kitchen. Food poverty, the lack of access to nutritious and affordable food, is very present in our community. Our non-profit organization works on the front line in food security issues, connecting people in need with access to nutritious food.

All participating restaurants have agreed to donate a portion of the proceeds from every meal sold during the week: $0.75 donation for a $10 meal, $1.50 donation for a $28 meal, and $2.00 donation for a $34 meal. In addition, Seaway food Festival will be selling its trademark “WE ARE CORNWALL” t-shirts and hats online starting next week with proceeds from each transaction going towards the holiday drive. Buyers will be able to pick up their purchases at the Agapè Centre’ New For You thrift store.

This holiday drive commitment is the latest stride in Seaway Food Festival’s continued dedication to give back to the community. Previously, via its flagship event Summer Beer Fest, Seaway Food Festival has joined forces with Crafting-A-Cure in Support of JDRF and the United Way of SD&G to raise funds and awareness for their respective causes.

Cornwall Restaurant Week will take place from November 7th-11th, 2017. For more information, please visit our Cornwall Restaurant Week page.

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