The Vancouver Neighbourhood Food Networks are honored to be one of several recipients of this year’s Dinner Party YVR fundraising.
Here’s how it works: Hobby chefs — aka people who love to cook and entertain — host dinner parties across Vancouver in support of their favourite charities. Diners (aka you!) select a meal to attend and have an awesome night out, meeting new friends, and then joining up with all of the other dinner party guests, Hobby Chefs, charity representatives and partners at the after party.
A big thank you to Homestead Junction for their generous donation of $543 to the Vancouver Neighbourhood Food Networks. Please help support the VNFNs by supporting Homestead Junction who are donating 1% of membership sales to our group.
Check out their website – http://www.homesteadjunction.ca – A one-stop shop for urban homesteading. Supplies, workshops, and resources for cheese making, preserving, baking, beekeeping, micro-livestock, and more!
Announcing through to the end of the year, Havana Restaurant on Commercial Drive is donating $1 from each dessert to the Vancouver Neigbhourhood Food Networks.
Thank you to the participating businesses who partnered with the Vancouver Neighbourhood Food Networks to raise funds for our work. Participating businesses donated proceeds from their special promotions to your local neighbourhood food network and to the citywide Vancouver Neighbourhood Food Networks during the month of October, 2015. Participating businesses included:
Havana Restaurant: $1 from each dessert throughout the month of October will be donated.
The Fish Counter: Partial proceeds on October 17 Pink Salmon Day donated with thanks to the FISH counter and the MV Pacific Provider.
Nester’s Market Main Street: A Healthy Gift Basket will be raffled off at Garden Fantasies: A Seed to Seed Event, hosted by the Little Mountain-Riley Park Neighbourhood Food Network, in partnership with the Terry Salmon VPL Branch and the Riley Park Hillcrest Community Association, on October 18th from 1-4pm at Hillcrest Community Centre, 4575 Clancy Loranger Way.
A wildly entertaining show featuring a variety of fun and cheeky performances centered on the theme of “Food Justice” – activism no laughing matter?? Once you are treated to the comedic delights of the hilarious MC and local performers, you just may eat your words! You might even walk away with a deeper understanding of the relationship of food to social justice as it plays out in our communities. This a social event for people of all ages. Snack, chat and have fun!
Does food matter to you? New public opinion data shows that food is one of the most important issues for voters. Lets make sure food matters to our politicians! Join Gordon Neighbourhood House, Vancouver Food Policy Council, BC Food Systems Network, Vancouver Neighbourhood Food Networks, and the Vancouver Urban Farming Society for a conversation with local candidates on the creation of a national food policy. Refreshments will be made available. There will be Voter Registration available after the event. RSVP today!
Become a member of the Homesteader’s Emporium (it’s free!) and make an impact! 1% of all member purchases will be donated to us to support food-based initiatives, programs and collaborations in neighborhoods all across the city! Visit the Homesteader’s Emporium today (649 East Hastings) for all of your urban homesteading needs.