Representatives from the 12 charities receiving support from Messinger Meats Artisan Butcher & Bistro throughout 2020 were at the Red Deer business Friday. Potters Hands will be the first recipient of the Messinger Meats’ charity program – it will now receive $2 of every lunch purchased on Thursdays in January. Photo by SEAN MCINTOSH/Advocate staff

Representatives from the 12 charities receiving support from Messinger Meats Artisan Butcher & Bistro throughout 2020 were at the Red Deer business Friday. Potters Hands will be the first recipient of the Messinger Meats’ charity program – it will now receive $2 of every lunch purchased on Thursdays in January. Photo by SEAN MCINTOSH/Advocate staff

Red Deer business Messinger Meats reveals charities to be supported through lunch donations

Throughout 2020, Messinger Meats will donate $2 from every lunch purchased on Thursdays to a different charity each month.

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On Friday, the 12 participating charities being supported through Messinger Meats’ lunch program were revealed.

Those charities are Veantage Community Services, Turning Point, Central Alberta Refugee Effort, Central Alberta Sexual Assault Support Centre, Central Alberta Pregnancy Care Centre, Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre, Smiles Thru Lindsey Foundation, The Lending Cupboard, Safe Harbour Society, ASPIRE Special Needs Resource Centre, The Mustard Seed and Potters Hands.

After the charities were revealed, a card was picked out of a jar to determine which organization will receive support in January.

Potters Hands was selected as the first charity. At the end of each month, another organization will be randomly selected as the next recipient.



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Mercedes Messinger, owner of Messinger Meats Artisan Butcher & Bistro in Red Deer, holds a bowl while Anne Waddell, of the Central Alberta Pregnancy Care Centre, picks a card to determine which charity will be the first recipient of Messinger Meats’ charity lunch program. The card for Potters Hand was picked – it will now receive $2 of every lunch purchased on Thursdays in January. Photo by SEAN MCINTOSH/Advocate staff

Mercedes Messinger, owner of Messinger Meats Artisan Butcher & Bistro in Red Deer, holds a bowl while Anne Waddell, of the Central Alberta Pregnancy Care Centre, picks a card to determine which charity will be the first recipient of Messinger Meats’ charity lunch program. The card for Potters Hand was picked – it will now receive $2 of every lunch purchased on Thursdays in January. Photo by SEAN MCINTOSH/Advocate staff