Meal tokens are the perfect gift giving idea for the holiday season.
Vancouver’s Save on Meats will be launching a new program on Thursday, November 29 that makes it simple and easy to give to those in need. Available for purchase on line and at the store, the $2.25 Save on Meats Meal Tokens can be redeemed for a nutritious hot Breakfast Sandwich at the Sandwich Window. Ideal for holiday gift giving, the Meal Tokens are available now and throughout the year.
The Meal Tokens solve the dilemma that many people find themselves in. The reality is that people are hesitant to give money rather than food to people who they see on the street. With the Meal Tokens, donors can rest assured that what they give will be going towards providing much needed sustenance and at the same time, supporting Save on Meats’ social enterprise. People can choose to distribute them directly, or purchase the tokens and have Save on Meats give them to one of its dozens of community partners to share amongst their organization. The program acts as a bridge between people who want to give and people who need the support.
“This token program has been a long time coming. It isn’t just about being able to provide someone with a nourishing meal, but also the engagement into your community and the power of real human interaction,” says Mark Brand, owner of Save on Meats. “This is our city and we want to make it better every day with unconventional solutions.”
The $2.25 covers the cost of Save on Meats Breakfast Sandwich. By buying into the program, donors become part of a larger social enterprise that supports Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. From providing over 450 meals each day to single occupancy residents in the community, to hiring barrier employees, the Save on Meats mandate is to collaborate with community partners and programs to create a sustainable business model that serves the Downtown Eastside.
To purchase Meal Tokens online, visit the Save on Meats website at www.saveonmeats.ca.
Save on Meats has been a Vancouver landmark since in opened in 1957. Mark Brand resurrected the enterprise in 2011 with a vision to restore the building back to its prime for the local East Vancouver community and Vancouver residents. Today, Save on Meats houses a butcher shop, sandwich window, diner and much more. Working with local partners, Save on Meats is a leader in the charge to make the social business model independently sustainable.