From November 10 to November 30, Canadians came together to purchase fries from McDonald’s restaurants across the country in support of Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Canada, raising more than $1.8 million.
These proceeds will amount to 10,942 nights for families staying at local Ronald McDonald Houses or associated family rooms.
The #FriesforGood campaign showed how much Canadians love McDonald’s fries with these Canadian communities rising to the challenge in support of RMHC Canada:
- Atlantic Canada collectively purchased the most fries (per capita) compared to any other Canadian provinces.
- While guests at the McDonald’s restaurant at 200 Taunton Road East in Whitby, Ont. ultimately purchased the most fries, they had close competition from guests at the 16 Confederation Drive restaurant in Corner Brook, NL and the 109-5222 130th Ave. SE location in Calgary, Alta.
Although the #FriesForGood campaign is over, there are still many ways to give to RMHC and the families with sick children supported each year at participating McDonald’s restaurants.
Canadians can continue to round up their bill to the nearest dollar at the front counter, drive-thru and kiosk, with the difference donated to the local RMHC chapter, or by donating to the RMHC coin box or by making a cashless donation at the kiosk. As well, a portion of the proceeds from every Happy Meal and RMHC cookie sold every day goes to RMHC Canada.