Friends, today I'm sharing a foundation that is near and dear to my heart, @ABetterLifeVan. Their mandate is to increase food security for women and children fleeing violence, street entrenched youth, and people living well below the poverty line. Over the past year, they've shifted my views on how we can help our community in need as they are completely changing the way we feed people locally.
@ABetterLifeVan to date has served 1.8 million meals to people on the DTES who don't have regular access to food.
How do they keep their daily food program alive? Through donations from their Greasy Spoon Supper Series and Plenty of Plates, both held at the historic @SaveOnMeats all year round.
Where do their donations go?
Youth Unlimited - 80~ meals/week
Atira Properties - 5,341~ meals/week
DT Women's Health Clinic - 40~ meals/week
Rainier Hotel - 294~ meals/week
Overdose Prevention Site - 140~ meals/week
The Binners' Project - 40~ meals/month
Megaphone Magazine - 30~ meals/month
In addition to these regularly scheduled meals, they include redemption of their token program, attendees at Plenty of Plates, and ad hoc requests that pop up all the time.
Tonight + tomorrow are their last Greasy Spoon's of the year - both are SOLD OUT! Learn more about attending the next one… you’ll get to experience a unique fine dining-diner style meal at @SaveOnMeats while giving back to our neighbours in need.
Link in my bio or more info at @ABetterLifeVan