A Loving Spoonful's Emergency Meal Program
$67 provides one emergency food package with frozen meals and additional groceries to an individual in need.
The amount of meals we are providing to help our neighbours has increased significantly since March 2020.
These last few months have brought a lot of change to A Loving Spoonful and we are helping even more people in the community! A Loving Spoonful is tackling food insecurity and providing free food and delivery to vulnerable, at-risk individuals and families throughout Metro Vancouver.
With only about 20% government funding we must raise the remaining 80% of the funds to run life-saving meal programs with the help of generous people like you!
$37 feeds an individual for one week.
$67 provides an emergency provision of food and additional grocery items to someone in desperate need.
$148 purchases one months worth of meals and groceries for an A Loving Spoonful program participant.
A monthly donation helps A Loving Spoonful sustainably provide life saving meal programs year-round.
A Loving Spoonful has been feeding vulnerable neighbours throughout Metro Vancouver for over 30 years. We continue to deliver meals and groceries each and every week to our Spoonful clients (our programs are at maximum capacity) and our emergency food provisions have increased quite significantly.
In addition we are providing meals and extra groceries and snacks to low income housing buildings that help vulnerable people such as: seniors, women and children in the downtown east side, people with disabilities and sex workers on the downtown east side. We have also been working with a number of other charities distribute food and snacks.
As many organizations are facing unique and extreme challenges at this time A Loving Spoonful is no different – in March we saw a significant loss in corporate donations and fundraising event revenue. We had to postpone two significant annual fundraising events (planned for April and June) at a loss of approximately $200,000. We diverted our lean staff and resources to the front-lines ensuring our essential service of meal and grocery provision continues while adhering to all physical distancing measures (all of our operations and meal packing happens outside in our parking lot now!) and cleaning protocols to keep staff, volunteers and clients safe.