October 16th is World Food Day, and Mealshare has expanded its program to celebrate.

Audrey McNab who runs Mealshare in Manitoba says the program is now partnering with 45 Mr. Mikes locations, including the one in Dauphin.

“So the one Mr. Mikes that’s in your location goes towards the Dauphin and District Community Food Bank Society. About 70 cents of every dollar goes locally to that charity and a small portion goes to Save the Children for international meals as well.”

Feature items at Mr. Mikes will be Mealshare items, and customers can also ask to make any item a Mealshare item for a dollar.

Audrey stressed the importance of World Food Day.

“One in Five children in Canada are food insecure. In Canada that’s about 1.5 million children. Celebrating World Food Day is very important for food security and helping our youth, not just here but internationally as well.”

World Food Day was first held on October 16th 1981.