An upcoming Vancouver fundraiser is set to incorporate a perfect trifecta of handsome, wholesome and haute cuisine.
This October, Vancouver’s off-duty firefighters will be sharing samples of a new gourmet olive oil, proceeds from which will support hungry children in local schools. Specifically, Vancouver Firefighter Charities (VFC) has teamed up with The Gourmet Warehouse to launch a special-edition charitable olive oil. Partial proceeds will support the Snacks for Kids program, an initiative that provides healthy snacks, meals, and take-home groceries for thousands of vulnerable students across the city.
A true kitchen workhorse, the new limited-edition cold-press extra virgin olive oil originates from Côte d’Azure and offers a rich and pure olive flavour states a VFC release.
You can get your hands on some on Saturday, Oct. 2 from some of Vancouver’s off-duty firefighters who will be serving them at The Gourmet Warehouse in East Vancouver. The oil is also currently available in-store and online at the Gourmet Warehouse for $14.99 per 750-ml bottle. From each purchase, $4 will be donated directly to the Snacks for Kids program.
“The 2020/2021 school year was the busiest ever for Snacks for Kids program. With the critical help of school board staff, we were able to provide nutritional support to 3,800 vulnerable students at 57 schools and after school programs across the city,” says Justin Mulcahy, President of Vancouver Firefighter Charities.
“While we are proud to have provided this important service, these milestones are also a striking reminder that one in five Vancouver families continue to battle with food insecurity.”
To learn more about the Snacks for Kids program and the fundraising work of Vancouver Firefighter Charities, you can visit the Vancouver Firefighter’s website.