Popular week-long poutine event will launch in Vancouver this fall

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You eat poutine to satisfy a craving, quell a hangover, or indulge on vacation. So what if there was a way to eat poutine for a week to help out a worthy cause? Sign us up!

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Poutine With Purpose is a popular week-long fundraising event that began in Calgary, and has since expanded to Victoria. Now Poutine With Purpose will make its Vancouver debut this fall.

Running Sept. 27 through Oct. 5, 2019, Poutine With Purpose Vancouver offers diners the chance to eat and enjoy a poutine at any of several partner restaurants, and for every poutine sold, a healthy meal is provided to a youth in need through charity partner Mealshare.

Mealshare is the “buy a meal, give a meal” program that teams up with restaurants in multiple cities; one or more dishes on a restaurant menu is the designated Mealshare item, meaning for every one of those dishes sold, a donation is made through Mealshare to get a meal to a youth in need through local organizations.

Organizers have broken down how to participate in a few easy steps:

  • Find a poutine or restaurant that you want to try on this website
  • Eat poutine
  • Provide a meal to a youth in need
  • Talk about it #PoutineWithPurpose

Currently, Poutine With Purpose is securing restaurants for the inaugural Vancouver edition; we’ll update when those details become available.

Poutine With Purpose – Vancouver

When: Sept. 27-Oct. 5, 2019
Where: Participating Vancouver restaurants TBA

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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 LAist.com, 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: lindsay@vancouverisawesome.com // Twitter/Instagram: @squashblossom