Barbecues fired up for charity

NANAIMO – M&M Meat Shops celebrates its 25th annual charity barbecue day next month.

Spring has sprung, the temperatures are climbing and M&M Meat Shops is celebrating its 25th annual charity barbecue day next month.

The event sees franchise owners, staff and volunteers flipping burgers and hotdogs at more than 400 M&M Meat Shops locations across the country to reach this year’s goal of $1.3 million for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada.

On May 11, come out to the M&M Meat Shops store on Mary Ellen Drive and receive a hamburger or hotdog, a drink and a bag of chips for a minimum donation of $3. All proceeds go directly to the foundation.

There are more than 233,000 Canadians suffering from inflammatory bowel disease. Over the past 24 years, M&M Meat Shops has raised more than $23.1 million for medical research dedicated to finding a cure for IBD.