Family Day, taking place in British Columbia on February 21, is a day for loved ones to spend quality time together—but not every family has that luxury. This year, Family Services of Greater Vancouver (FSGV) is encouraging the community to commemorate the concept of Family Day by purchasing tickets to the Fam Jam Kitchen fundraiser, taking place on April 9 and led by celebrity chef Bruno Feldeisen, with all proceeds supporting local families in need.
Today’s families are more varied than ever before. From seniors, single parents, community members and newcomers to Canada, to youth, foster parents, caregivers and friends, families are everywhere—and while every family does their best to support those in their care, sometimes they need a little help or inspiration. As the largest family services provider in B.C., FSGV provides more than 50 critical programs, services and workshops across Greater Vancouver that assist families facing food insecurity, financial instability, single parenting, homelessness and other pervasive challenges. The non-profit’s highly trained counsellors, therapists and staff serve 12,000 people annually, empowering them to create lasting positive change.
Fam Jam Kitchen is a fundraiser that invites donors to participate in a virtual cooking class led by chef Bruno, award-winning pastry chef and judge on Great Canadian Baking Show. With ingredients provided by Fresh Prep, the live 90-minute, family-friendly event will be full of engaging and interactive content for adults and kids alike, including tips to get littles excited about mealtimes. Purchase tickets here starting February 21, and you’ll be sent delicious meal kits, complete with nutritious ingredients and recipes, in advance of the event. —Vita Daily