Not 9 to 5’s Gospel Brunch Fundraiser Aims To Normalize the Conversation Around Mental Health in the Food & Beverage Industry

With rates of depression, anxiety and suicide on the rise, there has never been a greater need for mental health research and funding.

Enter Not 9 to 5, Toronto’s first mental health initiative for the food and beverage industry. Their inaugural fundraiser will be a Gospel Brunch taking place on Saturday, September 22 at Thoroughbred Food & Drink.

Guests can look forward to a unique evening full of food, drinks and vinyl music entertainment. The menu will be crafted and designed by a line-up of talented Toronto chefs including Ariel Coplan (Thoroughbred Food & Drink), Charlotte Langley (Scout Canning), Rudy Boquila (M’Eat Resto & Butcher), Graham Pratt (The Gabardine) and Georgia Zimbel (High Park Brewery).

Not 9 to 5 has partnered with Live Convention 2018 for the evening’s music and entertainment. Live Convention 2018 is dedicated to strengthening the vinyl communities in cities around the world. The two Chicago DJs playing at the Gospel Brunch include Al Bumz & Tone B. Nimble of Al-Tone Edits, local DJ Big Jacks and a few surprise guests!

The goal of Not 9 to 5 is to normalize the conversation around mental health in the food and beverage industry. Not 9 to 5 has also partnered with Mind Matters to develop a wellness workshop. The proceeds of the Gospel Brunch fundraiser will to toward making this workshop available and affordable.

Come hungry, bring friends and raise money for mental health! Buy your ticket now. Can’t make it? Consider donating to the GoFundMe page!

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