Restaurant Owners Offer Free Food To Those In Need

It’s been an incredibly difficult time for the restaurant industry in Toronto as they face another lockdown. Some small businesses have been forced to close and others are struggling to get by. Thousands of hospitality workers have been laid off in what would normally be the busiest time of year.

Despite their own hardships and challenges, there are many people in the industry who are stepping up to give back to those in need, like Stephanie Lo, owner of Mama Lo’s Bakery & Kitchen in Maple.

Lo drives once a week to Toronto to give 50 boxes of free food to people living in encampments throughout the city. Lo’s desire to help others comes from her own struggle, growing up in a single-mother household.

“When I was younger, I always thought of wanting to give back anything because when we hit rock bottom, a lot of our friends, a lot of people came forward to help us," said Lo in article with YorkRegion.

Lo is currently raising money to provide 1,000 meal