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Introducing SVP’s newest Investee, Mealshare

Posted by SVP Vancouver

A non-profit committed to creating a world where it’s easier to share with those in need, and every child and youth is fed as a result.

mealshare-logo-vertical-2colour copy_resizeSVP is excited to announce its newest Investee, Mealshare. The Investment Committee approved a first-year grant of $22,500 followed by possible second-year funding of $20,500. Thank you to BPS Wealth Management at CIBC Wood Gundy who contributed $12,900 in co-funding.

The SVP grant will support the following objectives:

  1. Hiring a Vancouver Community Leader to expand the number of restaurant partners in Metro Vancouver
    • target is 40-45 new restaurant partners in each year (total of 85+ in two years)
    • 230,000+ meals purchased/distributed
  2. Office and transportation costs
  3. Update marketing and communications collateral

Mealshare co-founder, Andrew Hall, is looking forward to next steps with SVP Vancouver. “We’ve already seen the power of the SVP Network in Vancouver,” says Hall. “While the funding is going to be instrumental in our success, I’m most excited to be able to leverage the network’s brains and abilities to take Mealshare to the next level. This is an amazing group of people!”

Mealshare’s Lead Partner is Andrew Jones. If you’d like to learn more or get involved, send a note to Gina.

How does Mealshare work?
Mealshare partners with restaurants, and places their logo next to a few menu items. When a customer orders a ‘Mealshare Item’, they get their meal, just like normal, and Mealshare provides one meal to a youth in need. Buy one, give one – it’s that simple!

For each meal sold, restaurants contribute $1.00 to Mealshare, who then forward along most of those funds to one of their partner charities to go out and purchase the groceries and ingredients needed for a meal.