09 Apr Halifax Burger Week Breaks $100K Fundraising Mark For Feed Nova Scotia
HALIFAX BURGER WEEK BREAKS $100K FUNDRAISING MARK FORFEED NOVA SCOTIAHalifax Burger Week 2018 was a record-breaking year in terms of both public support and the amount of money raised for Feed Nova Scotia.With 78 official Burger Week locations donating between $1 and $5 dollars per burger sold between Mar. 22-28, a total of $113,101 was raised, up 60 per cent from last year.Every $2 raised during Halifax Burger Week, allows Feed Nova Scotia to distribute three meals to Nova Scotians in need. This year’s donation equates to 169,560 meals.“Halifax Burger Week continues to amaze us,” says Nick Jennery, Executive Director, Feed Nova Scotia. “The Coast, the restaurants and the public have made this one of our largest fundraisers of the year and we’re thrilled that its results will allow us to continue distributing meals to Nova Scotians long after Burger Week is over.”In its sixth year, 125 restaurants took part in Halifax Burger Week with a record 149,000 burgers flipped, up 31,500 from 2017.“Thank you, Halifax for continuing to support Halifax Burger Week and exceed expectations,” says event co-founder and Coast publisher Christine Oreskovich. “Starting with the first $10,000 raised for Feed Nova Scotia in 2013, Halifax Burger week has now collectively raised almost $290,000.”Notable achievements (by individual location):Most Burgers Flipped: Darrell’s Restaurant – 6,589 Peanut Butter Burgers flippedMost Money Raised: Black Sheep Restaurant – $4,716 (based on a $4 donation/burger)Best Performing Rookie Location: Vandal Doughnuts – 4,441 burgers sold ($1 donation/burger)The Coast would like to thank our partners, including presenting sponsor Moosehead Breweries, MINI Halifax, Select Nova Scotia, Downtown Halifax, 92.9 JACK FM and Armstrong Food Services.