Pay for your Winterlicious meal with Interac Debit and Interac Association will donate one dollar to Second Harvest
TORONTO, January 30, 2015 – Today marks the start of Winterlicious, the City of Toronto’s culinary celebration, and Interac Association is proud to return as presenting sponsor. From January 30, to February 12, 2015, diners can indulge in delicious, three-course prix fixe menus at more than 210 participating restaurants in Toronto.
As part of the sponsorship, Interac Association will donate one dollar to Second Harvest for every Winterlicious meal purchased with Interac Debit, up to a total donation of $30,000. This donation will provide 60,000 meals for the more than 200 agencies in Toronto supported by Second Harvest, Canada’s largest food rescue program.
“As presenting sponsor of Winterlicious, we are pleased to help the City of Toronto promote the restaurant sector, while reminding patrons to pay for their meals with Interac Debit,” said Caroline Hubberstey, Head of External Affairs, Interac Association and Acxsys Corporation. “For every meal purchased with Interac Debit, we will donate one dollar to Second Harvest which provides two meals to people in need – just another reason to feel good about paying with Interac Debit.”
Interac Association, which operates Canada’s national debit network, strives to provide merchants with a low-cost, secure payment acceptance option and consumers with a convenient, secure and easy way to pay.
Interac has been presenting sponsor of Winterlicious and Summerlicious since December 2013.
About Interac Association / Acxsys Corporation
Interac is Canada’s leading payment brand. Together, Interac Association and Acxsys Corporation operate an economical, world-class debit system with broad-based acceptance, 24/7 reliability, security and efficiency. The brand is chosen an average of 12 million times daily to pay and exchange money. Interac products and services securely connect people to their money at the ABM through Interac Cash, at retailers across Canada through Interac Debit and the US, and online through web based services – Interac Online for online purchases, and Interac e-Transfer for person-to-person payments. In addition, Interac Flash, the secure contactless enhancement of Interac Debit, is in widespread use at retailers across Canada and provides the platform for mobile NFC proximity payments. The organization is also a leader in the prevention and detection of fraud.
About Winterlicious and Summerlicious
The Winterlicious and Summerlicious programs are produced by the City of Toronto. The Licious programs began in 2003 as a way to boost Toronto’s restaurant industry during typically slow periods of business. In the years since the programs’ inception, participating restaurants have served 4.9 million meals during the promotion which have generated more than $215 million in economic activity for the local restaurant industry. Look for information and updates at http://www.toronto.ca/winterlicious, on Facebook at facebook.com/LiciousTO, on Twitter @LiciousTO (#LiciousTO) and on Instagram at instagram.com/liciousto (#LiciousTO).
About Second Harvest
Second Harvest is a charity that rescues fresh, surplus food from grocery stores, manufacturers, distributers, farmers, restaurants and hotels. The food is delivered daily to our network of more than 200 social service agencies feeding people experiencing hunger across Toronto. Our food rescue program addresses two issues – hunger relief and waste reduction. To learn more about food rescue visit secondharvest.ca.