All locations of Noodlebox Canada will participate in a day of fundraising on Wednesday September 20th, with 50% of the day’s proceeds to be donated to support Canadian charities. While all 12 locations across BC and Alberta will individually choose a charity beneficiary, the majority will donate to the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), which Noodlebox has supported since 2014. The charity day is held every September, and over the years has raised over $25,000. Noodlebox aims to surpass last year’s total of nearly $14,000, and customers are encouraged to visit their local store to enjoy a meal while giving back.
“CMHA BC is grateful for the support we have received from Noodlebox over the last four years. The proceeds from this fundraiser have been channelled into community wellness programs that help people build mental health skills and resilience and promote positive mental health,” says Jocelyn de Montmorency, CMHA’s Victoria program manager. “Suicide alertness and prevention training workshops, along with core CMHA BC mental health promotion and recovery-focused programs such as Living Life to The Full, are just a few of the programs and services to have received a boost as a result of Noodlebox’s generous donations.”
The charity program began in 2014 when Jim Hayden, a co-owner of multiple Noodlebox franchise locations in Victoria, BC, held a donation day in support of the CMHA. All Noodlebox locations now devote a day each September in continued support of this and other worthy causes. See SAANICH NEWS, by Jacob Zinn
“At Noodlebox we work hard to be involved in our communities and we feel strongly about supporting local businesses and causes whenever possible,” says Jim. “CMHA is a cause close to my own heart; my own family has been directly affected by the challenges surrounding mental illness, and the charity has been an invaluable resource to us and other families. On September 20th we encourage everyone to visit their local Noodlebox for delicious fresh food, and partial proceeds from your meal will go to support this great cause.” Noodlebox locations in Victoria: Shelbourne • Douglas • Uptown • Langford.
50% of all proceeds from the day’s purchases will be included Noodlebox Canada’s charity day donation, with all menu items included: from the top-selling Spicy Peanut Noodle Box ($10) to the Bombay Mac & Cheese Box, to sides like Crispy Thai Chicken Wings ($7.5 per half pound, $13 per pound) to a selection of local craft beers.
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Noodlebox prepares its fresh real food by hand, searing it in woks over its signature flame. Noodles and rice bowls are always highly customizable, with a choice of proteins and spice levels available for most dishes. Many allergies and dietary restrictions can be accommodated, with delicious and satisfying choices for gluten-free and vegan diets.
All locations are proud to make sustainability a way of life, by supporting ethical producers and using local ingredients whenever possible. This care extends beyond the menu to include serving materials, which can all be composted, recycled, or reused.
Noodlebox began in 2001 as a small food cart in Victoria, BC, and soon expanded to a brick-and-mortar store. The franchise now includes over a dozen locations across BC and Alberta. To learn more about Noodlebox Canada’s menus or hours, and to locate the store nearest you, visit www.noodlebox.ca
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