Follow Me Foodie to Holiday & Christmas Charity Events!

Follow Me Foodie to Holiday & Christmas Charity Events!

The Christmas music is playing and the holiday treats are out, but not everyone is having fun… but they could be with your help! Please show some love to at least one of these events happening in Vancouver, BC and/or the lower mainland. Whether you’re supporting the event by eating or just serving those who need to eat, or just donating a couple bucks, these charities and fundraisers could use your support. Please help them spread the word and make the holidays happy for everyone!

What: Operation Full Kettle Christmas Fundraiser
Date: Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012
Time: 7pm-11pm
Location: District 319
Address: 319 Main Street Vancouver, BC
About the event: In collaboration with the Salvation Army, and corporate partnerships from EA Games, Warner Brothers, and Cypress Mountain, operation Full Kettle is an evening full of food, drinks and fun! The event will feature several restaurants in Vancouver who will be setting up tasting stations highlighting popular dishes from their menus. Restaurants include Almondine, Cache Bistro & Lounge, Good Health Nutrition, Gurkha Himalayan Kitchen, Our Place Cafe, Sala Thai, Suika Snackbar, and The Reef Restaurant. All together there will be 20 dishes to try! They’re going all out and there will be prizes to be won and DJ Mikxter will be spinning tunes all night. All proceeds will go to benefit the salvation army community. This would make a great Christmas gift… *hint hint*.
Buy tickets: http://operationfullkettle.eventbrite.ca/

What: StreetSmart Project
Date: Now until Dec. 24
Time: See participating restaurants for business hours.
Location: See participating restaurants
About the event: The StreetSmart Project is an initiative to help end hunger and raise funds for the Vancouver Food Bank. Visit a participating restaurant and make a choice to add $1 or more to the end of your bill. Every little penny helps and 100% of the donations go directly to the Vancouver Food Bank and Sources in White Rock. Restaurants include: Brix, Cache Bistro & Lounge, Frankies Italian Kitchen & Bar Vancouver, Frankies Italian Kitchen & Bar Chilliwack, Lupo Restaurant & Vinoteca, Provence Marinaside, Provence Mediterranean Grill, Espana, Bin941 and U-Lounge White Rock.

What: Fourth Annual ‘Table for 2000’ Christmas Meal
Date: Monday, Dec. 17
Time: 3pm-7pm
Location: Union Gospel Mission
Address: 601 East Hastings & Princess Street, Vancouver (Princess Street will be shut down to accommodate the heated tents in which the event takes place)
About the event: For the fourth year in a row The GLOWBAL COLLECTION + Union Gospel Mission will welcome those in need for a hot meal. GLOWBAL COLLECTION chefs, staff and volunteers will be on-hand to serve a festive Christmas dinner with all the trimmings, prepared by GLOWBAL COLLECTION chefs, for up to 2000 Downtown Eastside residents. You can not purchase a meal, but if you know someone who could benefit or if you would like to see how you can help see here.

What: The American Cheesesteak Co. Brings Holiday Spirit to The Gathering Place
Date: Thursday, Dec. 20
Time: 10:30am
Location: The Gathering Place
Address: 609 Helmcken Street, Vancouver
About the event: The American Cheesesteak Co. is giving hot sandwiches to those in need at The Gathering Place Community Centre in Vancouver. The Gathering Place Community Centre delivers services to low-income and at-risk adults and youth in the Downtown South community. The centre’s programs focus on education, health, arts and recreation. If you would like to see how you can help please contact vanfilmbuff[at]novuscom.net or The Gathering Place.

What: Bag Hunger at Whole Foods Market
Date: Month of December
Time: n/a
Location: All Whole Foods Market Vancouver locations
About the event: Donate your bag refund or donate another amount and help decorate the Whole Foods Market Christmas tree! All proceeds go to A Loving Spoonful, a charity which provides resources on healthy living and delivers meals to those living with AIDS in the Lower Mainland.

Am I missing a charity event or holiday fundraiser that needs some love? Please e-mail me your event details: mpak (@) followmefoodie(dot)com

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