Our Holiday Pop Up – A note from our President, Tony Ayala

 

Since our founding, QSB has believed in a ‘triple bottom line’ business model; community, sustainability, and profit. Our amazing team has always strived to deliver our mission to help feed Canadians with the quality nutrition they need, and to do so in an environmentally friendly way.

The holiday season, to me, has always been synonymous with food and sharing. While Christmas will look very different in 2020, most of us are still confident we’re going to end up well fed come Christmas Day. Unfortunately, that isn’t the case for a lot of Canadian families. Our friends at Daily Bread TO are expecting the highest ever recorded number of visits to food banks this year, at a time when the restaurant industry, normally such generous donors, has been devastated by COVID-19. And without some help, many of those families who will be relying on food banks for the first time in their lives, will be going home hungry. 

For that reason, we’re launching a pop-up that we hope can both spread holiday cheer and raise donations for such a vital cause. 

From Thursday Dec 17th to Sunday December 20th we will be serving free grilled cheese to anyone who stops by. 

We’ll be popping up at 563 Queen St (fittingly) West and for every 2 visitors we get, we’ll be donating a loaf to the Daily Bread Food Bank. That means the more you eat, the more we donate. , 

Queen Street Bakery Pop Up

 

There will be good vibes, delicious food, and additional ways to donate on site to Daily Bread. Come and say hi to the QSB team between 12-3pm and 5-7pm and help us raise donations.

QSB is fortunate that as a bakery supplying essential food to grocery stores such as Loblaws, Sobeys, Farm Boy and Metro, we have the resources to bring our nutritious bread directly to those in need. Daily Bread Food Bank’s mission to end hunger in our city is the type of vision which our staff will tirelessly work to support. 

Not surprisingly, we aren’t the only ones. As soon as we started reaching out to friends and other small businesses, there were immediate generous offers of support. Thank you to Darkhorse Café, Cheese Magic, and Daisy Lounge for being a part of this important initiative. Small businesses are crucial to our communities, and their unhesitant assistance in initiatives like this just goes to prove it.

 

Tony Ayala
President, Queen St. Bakery