Chef Jagger Gordon and his Pay-What-You-Can Soup Bar.

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Author: Danielle Carrod

Posted: August 21, 2017

Categories: Events / Food in the News / Food in the News / GoodFoodBites / Growing Good Food Ideas

Passionate Chef Jagger Gordon gives away Free well-balanced meals at Soup Bar! 

“Feed Canadians, Not Landfills” is a quote you will find on Feed It Forward, a website that displays information regarding Chef Gordon’s new Soup Bar. This Soup bar assists those in Toronto by securing nutritious food and regular meals. Donated, unused and unsold food otherwise found in landfills, keeps this  Soup Bar up and running! Soup Bar, by Feed it Forward, is Toronto’s first subsidized, Pay-What-You-Can and Pay-It-Forward system.

Chef Gordon’s Soup Bar, by Feed It Forward, is Toronto’s first subsidized, Pay-What-You-Can and Pay-It-Forward system. Feed it Forward is a not-for-profit program which relies on volunteers with a social justice, common sense mentality. Restaurants, cafes, grocery stores, food manufacturing facilities that throw away consumable food items can consider joining their network of food donors to make a difference. In addition, they welcome commercial kitchen or owners of freezer facilities to consider offering their spaces so their team of qualified chefs and prepare or store meals for qualifying individuals or families.

The below information is from his latest CBC interview here. You can find Chef Jagger Gordon near Dundas Street West and Bathurst Street, giving away sandwiches and loaves of fresh bread. Neighborhoods should know that his restaurant, Soup Bar, contains bread that is from reputable bakeries. You will find fresh loaves of foccaccia, olive loaf and  four types of soup here. The loaves are from credible bakeries and the soup is made from ingredients rescued from grocery stores and restaurants, all which would have otherwise been in landfills. Their meals are nutritionally balanced and on a pay-what-you-can system.

This Pay what you can system allows people who cannot afford their food, some dignity to pay a small price for it. At the Soup Bar, you will find a pay-what-you-can-jar where Chef Gordon gives customers poker chips after they add money to the jar. Those who are unable to contribute to the jar can use these poker chips as currency for a meal.

Location of Soup Bar:

707 Dundas St W
Toronto, ON
M5T 2W6, Canada

Open 7 days a week from 10AM-6PM!