This sweet holiday Cookie Swap feeds you and people in need


During the holidays, while we are feasting on goodies and treats galore, the spirit of giving can extend to those outside our own homes and circles of friends, especially when we make an effort to give back. Now a group of local bakers has banded together to put on a holiday cookie swap auction that will benefit The Greater Vancouver Food Bank to ensure all Vancouverites have full bellies this Christmas.

Photo courtesy the Great Charity Cookie Swap

Organized by Jenell Parsons of The Pie Hole alongside Kristie Pryor of The Simple and Sweet Kitchen, each of the 10 participating bakers are donating their time and baked goods for the cause.

They’ll be auctioning off six cookie boxes and a cake online between Dec. 10-15, 2018. All proceeds will go to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank.

In addition to Parsons and Pryor, the charity cookie “swap” features a mix of local bakers beloved for their Insta feeds, as well as established treat shops in Vancouver.

Photo courtesy the Great Charity Cookie Swap

Here’s the full list of bakers and what they’ve got in store for the auction:

Great Charity Cookie Swap

When: Dec. 10-15, 2018
Where: Online at

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Lindsay is the Managing Editor of Vancouver Is Awesome, and the co-host and co-producer of the Vancouver Is Awesome Podcast. A fifth generation Vancouverite and life-long foodie, Lindsay also serves as a judge for the Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. Previously the Food Editor of Daily Hive, Senior Editor of Vancity Buzz, and Editor-in-Chief of, in her past life in L.A. she earned an MA in English, attended culinary school, and was an English professor. Lindsay's first published piece was December 1980 in The Province; it was her letter to Santa. E-mail: // Twitter/Instagram: @squashblossom