Mealshare: Charitable Dining Goes Big in Canada


By Suhana Sol

The next time you dine out in Canada, you can help feed someone in need simply by picking the right item off a menu.

Mealshare, a non-profit Canadian-based startup, teams up with restaurants to allocate Mealshare items on their menu. When a customer orders a Mealshare item (distinguished by the orange fork and spoon logo), part of the revenue goes to providing meals for people in need at a partner charity and Save the Children.

The brainchild of three business school graduates, Andrew Hall, Jeremy Bryant and Derek Juno, Mealshare was created to make positive community impact easy and tangible for diners. The trio focused on meals as they felt food was a universal item that everyone needs.

Launched in Vancouver, the program has since donated over 100,000 meals through projects in six cities in Canada. It debuted in Toronto in mid October 2014 by partnering with restaurants – Hawthorne, Café Belong, and Khao San Road.

To learn more about Mealshare and its partner restaurants, visit the website:

About the author

Suhana Sol is an expat in Toronto who writes about travel and social good.

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