TORONTO – October 25, 2016 – Toronto Not-For-Profit, Heroes In Black, celebrates a two-year partnership with Hero Certified Burgers at Nathan Philips Square on Sunday, October 30, 2016.      

Heroes In Black, a grassroots organization based in Toronto, has been feeding and clothing the homeless for three years with a mission to REBUILD, INSPIRE AND EMPLOY homeless Youth. The group has teamed up with Hero Certified Burgers to help feed Toronto’s homeless youth on a monthly basis and are celebrating two years of working together by inviting the mayor and the public to participate in this months event. 

“After spending 10 years on the streets of Toronto, I saw firsthand the need for options for youth in order to break the cycle of homelessness,” says Heroes In Black Founder, Matte Black.  “Hunger Heroes came about as a way for a great restaurant to share their nutritious vegetarian burgers with those in our city who are hungry and homeless.” 

Hunger Heroes is sometimes the only meal they will have for the day.  With the generosity of Hero Certified Burgers and those who attend our events, we are able to be Heroes and give them some hope and happiness.”    Those attending this month’s Hunger Heroes will come stocked with donated clothes, blankets, socks and winter apparel which will be given to those living on the streets.  

The event starts at 9:30am and Toronto Mayor John Tory will welcome the audience and speak about the state of homelessness in Toronto.    

 The Hero March will depart from Nathan Philips Square at 10:30 following Mayor Tory’s address.    

Event Agenda:  

9:30 am – Doors Open
9:45 am – Welcome Address from Hero Certified Burgers President, John Lettieri
9:50 am – Welcome Address fromHeroes In Black Founder, Matte Black
10:00 am – Welcome Address from Toronto Mayor, John Tory
10:30 am – Hero March – event attendees will carry food, clothing and other donations to the homeless on the streets of Toronto.  

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