In the spirit of giving back to the community this holiday season, local restauranteur and franchisee of the Kingston Smoke’s Poutinerie donated 1500 pounds of potatoes to the local Partner in Mission Food Bank. Friday’s donation was part of the restaurant chain’s national ChrisKwanKah give-back program, Potatoes for the People.
“Smoke’s Poutinerie has been a part of the Kingston community since 2010 and we are extremely proud and fortunate to have had the support of the local community for so long,” said Phil Helpard, manager at Kingston Smoke’s Poutinerie. “Because of that support, we have always felt that giving back is so important for us, especially to those in need.”
“For this holiday season we decided to give back in a big way and donate 1500 pounds of our very own potatoes,” Helpard added. “It is a privilege to connect with such a great local organization like the Partners in Mission Food Bank who do amazing work by helping feed individuals and family who need the assistance as we head into the holidays.”
Last year, the Potatoes for the People event saw 15 locations across Canada donate a total of over 20,000 pounds of potatoes to local food banks.
You can donate or learn more about Partner in Mission Food Bank by visiting kingstonfoodbank.net.