National Seniors Day

Buffet des Continents delivers $28,238to organizations helping seniors

GATINEAU, October 6, 2016 – As part of National Seniors Day on October 4, some 4,475 seniors enjoyed a free lunch at one of the six Buffet des Continents restaurants in exchange for making a donation. Organized in partnership with FADOQ (Quebec Federation of Senior Citizens), this occasion brought in a total of $28,238 for regional senior charitable organizations.

This is the third consecutive year that the Buffet des Continents chain has organized such an event for the benefit of senior-focused charities at its restaurants in Quebec City, Trois-Rivières, Sherbrooke, Gatineau, Mascouche and Saint-Jérôme. In the last three years, 13,668 seniors received a free meal thanks to their donations of $84,973.05.

In Gatineau, 394 people made a donation and were treated to a delicious lunch at the Buffet des Continents restaurant located at the intersection of Maloney and Hospital Boulevards. Coordinated with FADOQ-Outaouais, this event raised some $4,035.25, with all donations delivered to the Quebec Cancer Foundation’s Outaouais Regional Centre.

“Organizations that help seniors also need to be supported in their activities. These needs are growing in Quebec because of increased life expectancy. In such a context, it is important to assist organizations that provide aid, support, meals, activities and recreational opportunities to the seniors who helped build the high-quality society in which we live today,” explains Tony Priftakis, speaking on behalf of the Buffet des Continents restaurant chain.

“Cancer is a disease that unfortunately affects a large number of seniors; this is why we have been supporting the Foundation for the past eight years,” says Lise Desaulniers, President of FADOQ-Outaouais.

Founded more than 15 years ago, the Buffet des Continents restaurant chain has demonstrated strong community commitment from the outset through its support of charitable organizations and social, sports and community activities.

These social commitments transcend the values of the entire chain, its owners and employees. Buffet des Continents is involved in a large number of community, social and sports associations, and supports charitable organizations throughout the year, including a volunteer appreciation evening and a non-perishable food drive during the holiday season.