NEW YORK FRIES IN THE COMMUNITY

Vancouver franchisee welcomes National Kids Cancer Ride at Coquitlam Mall

On Saturday, June 13th, 30 national riders set off from the shores of Vancouver on an ambitious 12 day journey across the country on their bikes to raise money to 17 regional oncology centres in Canada. The riders stopped through Coquitlam Mall to be greeted by friends and family and members of the community. New York Fries is proud to be a Platinum level sponsor of this event, and will be donating $1 from every regular fry or meal item sold on June 18th to this cause.

NYF serves up fresh cut fries at Leukemia fundraiser

On May 28th, at Toronto's Capitol Event theatre, New York Fries were cooked and served to over 500 guests at the Imagine a Cure for Leukemia fundraiser. This event generated $90,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada, and New York Fries was proud to be a part of its success for the 3rd year in a row.

NYF Rides for Kids Cancer at Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto

The head office staff of New York Fries put on their biking shorts to raise money for children living with cancer. Organized by the Coast to Coast Against Cancer Foundation, New York Fries employees competed against teams of doctors and nurses from the Hospital for Sick Kids in an "Inside Ride" event. Each team had 6 riders, and each rider competed for 10 minutes on a stationary bike for distance. Though the NYF teams came up short of winning any 1st place medals, the office was riding high from the great feeling of getting involved. The event raised over $25,000 towards the cause, and New York Fries staff were proud to make a $2000 contribution. For more information about the Inside Ride event, or the Coast to Coast Against Cancer Foundation, please visit http://www.coasttocoastagainstcancer.org/

Toronto NYF employees support Second Harvest's Lunch Money Day

Employees of New York Fries' corporate stores, including the South St. Burger Co. staff, rallied together on February 26th in support of Toronto's Second Harvest "Lunch Money Day". By bringing their lunch to work or school and donating the money they would have spent to Second Harvest’s Lunch Money Day, we raised over $5200 to help fight hunger. For every $5 donated, Second Harvest isable to provide enough fresh food for 10 meals for those in need in Toronto. For more information on how you or your company can get involved with this cause, visit www.lunchmoneyday.com

 

New York Fries Supports National Kids Cancer Ride

In June 2008, New York Fries franchisees stepped up to support the Coast to Coast Natioanal Kid's Cancer Ride. This inaugural event took 25 bike riders across the country to raise money for 17 oncology centres across the country. New York Fries staff and customers contributed over $100,000 in sponsorship and fundraising towards this important cause.

NYF sends 35 critically ill children to summer camp through TOUR FOR KIDS ride in Ontario

New York Fries raised over $17,000 in funds, which was enough money to send 35 children who are critically ill with cancer to summer camps in Ontario last summer. The money was raised through 2 employees participation in a 4 day epic cycling adventure (each day riding a minimum of 100 km) throughout Ontario's "cottage country".  This was New York Fries second year sponsoring the Tour for Kids event.

New York Fries "Fuels" Canadian couple with waste sunflower oil

 

 

 

Dear employees, managers, owners, and corporate executives of New York Fries,

 

Thank you all for being a part of the Driven to Sustain campaign!  Tyson and I feel so lucky to be supported by a company such as yours.  With your help so far we have successfully traveled from Victoria through British Columbia, the Yukon, Alberta, the Northwest Territories, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Ontario.  We have given many presentations to provide students with resources to live healthier and more sustainably; we've spoken with business owners and government ministers; and we've met progressive and inspiring leaders in sustainable living.  And we feel as though we are just getting started!

 

Sincerely,

  

Cloe Whittaker and Tyson Jerry

www.driventosustain.ca

Local NYF franchisee supports Alberta Children's Hospital with a pancake breakfast

New York Fries franchisee Brian deHaan and his dedicated staff helped to raise money for the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation during the 2008 Calgary Stampede. Cooking up pancakes alongside other Chinook mall tenants, the New York Fries team helped to raise $17,000 towards this worthy cause.

Sorting Food at the Daily Bread Food Bank

New York Fries head office employees pose for the camera while they sort food at the Daily Bread Food Bank.

NYF Builds the World's Largest Poutine

On a cold winter morning in Toronto's Yonge Dundas Square, New York Fries set out to build the world's largest poutine.

700 lbs, New York Fries will require:

-    800 pounds of raw potatoes = 16 cases of potatoes or 1600 handcut potatoes!

-    202 pounds of trans fat free gravy

-    120 pounds of cheese curd

Proceeds from the on-site sale of servings from the “World’s Largest Poutine” were donated to the Daily Bread Food Bank.