On April 8, all 33 Firehouse Subs restaurants in Ontario partnered with Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation of Canada and the Ontario Paramedics Association to feed more than 1,200 paramedics across the province. Any paramedics who came into a Firehouse Subs restaurant and showed their Ontario Paramedics Association ID Badge received a free boxed lunch including a sub, chips, cookie and a pickle. Click here to listen to Firehouse Subs Franchisee Steve Panella talk about how important it was for him to participate and take part in the initiative. 

As we navigate the changing needs of our communities, Firehouse Subs restaurant owners in Ontario have partnered with Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation of Canada to feed first responders and healthcare workers, as well as individuals, seniors and families in need through a dedicated COVID-19 Disaster Relief Fund.

During the month of April, all funds collected through Round Up, canister donations and recycled pickle bucket sales in Firehouse Subs restaurants will support immediate COVID-19 relief efforts. Since March 18, this partnership has led to the donation of nearly 3,000 subs through a dedicated COVID-19 relief fund. The number of meals donated is growing every day.

These donations are made possible by the support and generosity of Firehouse Subs restaurants, our guests and donors. Donations to the Foundation can be made in any Firehouse Subs restaurant in Ontario or online at

Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation of Canada is a nonprofit organization, established in 2015 after the opening of the first Canadian Firehouse Subs restaurant. The Foundation's funds for donations are raised through individual donations, Round Up, $3 recycled pickle bucket sales and canister donations. To date, the Foundation has granted more than $847,000 to first responders and public safety organizations in Canada.