Rabba Fine Foods, Good Shepherd Ministries throwing Super Bowl party for Toronto's homeless

Eighth annual Super Bowl dinner event looks to bring a needed meal to homeless men in Toronto.
Tom Venetis
Associate Editor, Convenience Store News Canada + OCTANE
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Rabba Fine Foods and the Toronto’s Good Shepherd Ministries will be holding their eighth annual Super Bowl Dinner event on Sunday, February 11.

Through its Rabba Roots community program, Rabba Fine Foods has brought together food donations from a wide range of partners to provide a meal to more than 100 men at Good Shepherd Ministries during the Super Bowl game, and for meals going forward during the winter months. Partners providing food donations include Pizzeria Libretto, Maple Leaf Foods, Lassonde, Campbell’s, Heritage Foods, Bush Brothers and Conagra

The donation includes gourmet pizza, chicken wings, hot dogs, fries, onion rings, beverages and more as well as 2,500 snacks to last beyond game day. 

READ:  Rabba and Maple Leaf Foods team up to support The Mississauga Food Bank

According to the City of Toronto, towards the end of 2023, there were 10,183 actively homeless people in Toronto. The Good Shepherd Ministries saw an increase of nearly 30% in demand for meals, serving over 1,000 meals and snacks per day. The Good Shepherd Ministries served over 330,020 meals in 2023.

Rima Rabba, head of marketing with Rabba Fine Foods says the company's support for the work that Good Shepherd Ministries does aligns with the value of Rabba Fine Foods' founder. "Rabba cares about the community a lot. We really want to be there for our communities," she continues. "Being here for our customers is one thing, but being here for the larger community is another thing. That's something that's important to us. For the men who use The Good Shepherd Ministries, it is important to give them the sense of comfort and celebration and normalcy, and give them a hot meal and some camaraderie and a little bit of excitement for the day. And the Super Bowl is a great sporting event to get that."

 

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