Our 2015 designated charity is Project Chef
. For 2015, mCentred raised $11,800
for this organization.
Barb Finlay started this non-profit program in 2008 with the vision of teaching children how to cook healthy edible food. She has partnered with the Vancouver School Board and the Vancouver Food Bank to provide a curriculum based school program that targets school primarily in more social economic challenged areas of the city. Project Chef teaches children where food comes from, what it tastes like, how to prepare it and enjoy sharing it around a table. The benefits to children are multitude: knowledge and skills to make healthy choices, team work, increased academic cognition, increased confidence, sensitivity to environmental issues and respect for food.
On September 20th 2015, our chair Kathleen Negraeff hosted a major Fundraiser for Project Chef called Summer Harvest. 13 Chefs each served a plate of their finest all to raise money for Project Chef: $25,000
was raised from this single event. Pictures of this event can be found here