PEI Burger Love is back for its 9th year. Last year saw over 180,000 Island Beef burgers consumed in one month. While participating restaurants will again be vying for the title of Most Loved Burger, almost half of this year’s restaurants are also Give Back Burgers which features a new recipient.
The past two years focused on Food Security as part the of Give Back Burger initiative. This year, 38 of the participating restaurants will donate $1 for each PEI Burger Love burger they sell in support of Anderson House.
“We’re proud to have raised over $122,000 for Food Security programs since we introduced Give Back Burgers to our campaign,” said Melody Dover, President and Creative Director of Fresh Media, the agency behind PEI Burger Love. “However, knowing the immediate and positive impact the funds raised can have for Anderson House and the families they support was one of the main reasons we selected them as our recipient this year.”
One of the restaurants that decided to be a Give Back Burger this year was O’Shea’s Pub & Eatery in Kinkora. “As soon as we heard the Give Back Burger was Anderson House, we were immediately on board,” said Paula Shea, co-owner of O’Shea’s.
Anderson House is a provincial emergency shelter for women and children who are in need of safety because of violence in their lives, and they serve over 400 families Island-wide annually through shelter and outreach.