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Fast and Furious Feast to take over Winnipeg's Exchange District

A feast is coming to Winnipeg’s Exchange District this Friday and it’s going to be fast and furious.

$25 ticket to all-you-can eat banquet supports Winnipeg Harvest

Guests take part in the 2016 Fast and Furious Feast in the Exchange. (Travis Golby/CBC)

A feast is coming to Winnipeg's Exchange District this Friday and it's going to be fast and furious.

For the fourth year, Winnipeg Harvest is partnering with area restaurants to offer guests an all-you-can-eat supper for $25.

The event is part of Give 30, a grassroots campaign that takes place during the month of Ramadan and gets Muslims and non-Muslims to save the money they'd usually spend on a cup of coffee or lunch and donate it to Winnipeg Harvest.

"It's tons of fun," said Brett Zahari, co-owner of gourmet doughnut shop Bronuts.

Last year, over 600 people gathered for the event and organizers are hoping for the same turnout this year.

Yahya Samatar is helping to organize the feast and says the event is a good way to give back to the community. (Trevor Hagan/The Canadian Press)

Shawarma Khan, East India Company, Bronuts, Kawaii Crepe and Little Pizza Heaven are donating food to the event with 100 per cent of ticket sales going to Winnipeg Harvest.

Somali refugee Yahya Samatar is one of the event's organizers. He said the Fast and Furious Feast is a great way to give back to the community that's done so much for him.

"I feel like it's kind of my responsibility to give back to the community," he said.

The Fast and Furious Feast takes place Friday, May 26 from 5-9 p.m. on Albert Street.

Tickets can be bought online from Winnipeg Harvest.

with files by Nadia Kidwai

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