This Saturday (9 April 2016) I will be participating Dinner Party YVR, for my fourth time! I'm really grateful that I have had the chance over the past couple of years to meet such a fun food community and be able to give-back by doing something that I love: COOKING!
People sign up to participate and to cook dinners in their homes. All the money from the tickets sold, goes to the charity of the Hobby Chef's choice.
The #DPYVR organizers Annika & Crystal do a great job in bring people together for this awesome event!
The charity I support is Quest Food Exchange.
Quest partners with local wholesalers, supermarkets, and farmers who donate surplus food. Quest assists individuals each month through partnerships with local social service agencies by providing their clients with access to Quest's not-for-profit grocery markets and by delivering raw food materials to agencies for their own meal programs.
They have four grocery markets where clients that are referred (through their social services agency), can go to shop.
The Quest Mandate is to:
- Reduce Hunger with Dignity
- Build Community
- Foster Sustainability
I think that what they are doing is really great, because it allows people to shop for groceries of their choice, at an affordable price, and it redirects food that may have gone to waste otherwise.
On my visit, I met with Calvin, who gave me a tour of the facility. They have a really big warehouse where they are able to store all of the surplus foods that are donated to them, and they have a new walk-in freezer now, which is so important to them, because they can now have accept more frozen items.
If you're looking for a good cause to either donate or volunteer with. I would highly suggest that you contact Quest. What they are doing is so good.
All support is very much appreciated!