Pictured from left to right are Sean Bonnefoy, Ana Phillips and Gary Stephens. (Submitted photo)

Pictured from left to right are Sean Bonnefoy, Ana Phillips and Gary Stephens. (Submitted photo)

Patrons help Abbotsford restaurant raise more than $16,000 for Mexican charity

Brodeur’s Bistro donates sales of more than 800 meals to non-profit supporting moms and kids

Diners helped Brodeur’s Bistro raise more than $16,000 in support of a non-profit organization in Mexico that helps impoverished single moms and their children.

The Abbotsford restaurant donated 100 per cent of its sales on Aug. 17 and raised $16,077 that will go to Casa de Luz.

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Brodeur’s Bistro had 40 staff who prepared more than 800 meals that day.

“The response was beyond fantastic,” said Brodeur’s co-owner Lucas Warkentin. “We raised $16,077 for the moms and children in Mexico.”

The charity has worked alongside impoverished single moms and their children in Primo Tapia, Mexico for the past nine years. Gary Stephens and his team at Casa de Luz are providing a desperately needed lifeline to Mexico’s most needy.

“Brodeur’s is honoured to be a part of the effort to support moms and their children, especially during this pandemic,” Warkentin said.

Many of the servers chose to donate their tips to the work of the organization, and customers gave above and beyond their bill to offer even greater support.

Visit casadeluzmexico.com for more information or to make an online donation.