We love our community. There are so many moments in the past year that have created memories. At the Market Buffet BBQ and Smokehouse, we try our best to give back in whatever way possible. Here is a highlight of some of our programs and events for the past year!
Giving Back in Little Ways
Every Monday and Tuesday, we express our thanks to our hard-working emergency service professionals, with a 10 percent discount. It is a little way that we can say thanks to the hard-working doctors, fire fighters, nurses, military personnel and paramedics in our community.
We value family time, but we know a night out with the family can add up. So on Tuesdays, Market Buffet BBQ and Smokehouse tries to make the load a little lighter with half price off of all children’s Buffet meals.
These are small items we do each week to say thank you and give a bit back. However; we know that there is so much work to be done outside of our doors. This is why, the Market Buffet BBQ and Steakhouse has partnered with several community charities.
Small Actions-Lots of Smiles
For the last four years, Market Buffet has hosted a buffet and game night for the volunteers, staff and families of the Season Centre for Grieving Families. The work and support that the Season Centre provides for these families is amazing, offering programming and support across our community. Our hope is that a great night out with a meal and some fun at Retro Planet will help them know they are appreciated – and bring a bit of laughter and smiles.
September can be a challenging month for a lot of local families. Market Buffet’s Buffet for Charity this past August, was just a little way that we could give back. A dollar from every adult meal purchased on August 9th was donated to the Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Barrie District to help with the purchase of school supplies.
Poverty in our area is a harsh reality, with one of the highest homeless rates in Ontario. There are so many families that are unable to provide the necessities, including a warm healthy meal. We hope that our annual holiday donation to the Barrie Food Bank can help lift some of the weight off during this financially challenging season. This year’s donation totaled over 2,200lbs of food and included 24 turkeys, 75 chickens, as well as, potatoes, carrots and onions!!!
Hockey helps the Homeless is another event that Market Buffet is proud to support and has done for the past 2 years. This community event brings together 10 hockey teams, including former NHL pros, to bring awareness and fundraise in an effort to fight homelessness in our local communities. Market Buffet sponsored a hockey team for the past two years, and volunteered to cater the tournament’s breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Community is the heart of the Market Buffet BBQ and Smokehouse. We are looking forward to another year where we can connect, give back and share our love of food with the Barrie and local community.