The Power of Sharing

The Power of Sharing

Posted by Hain Celestial on Jul 25, 2012 | News

Fresh Choice Kitchens, the community kitchen program of the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society, was honoured to be chosen as one of Hain Celestial’s non-profit partners in their social responsibility campaign, the Power of Sharing.

Hain Celestial was looking for programs involved in educating people and helping them understand the universal power of food; its power to inspire, nurture, build health, fulfill social and cultural needs and its ability to bring people in families, communities and other groups together. The company wanted to be engaged in the community in a way that built capacity, provided education and had a tangible impact.

The company wanted to give back to the community both in time and in money, so in addition to presenting Fresh Choice Kitchens with a cheque for 25,000.00, twenty-one of Hain Celestial's Vancouver based staff came into the kitchen at the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society to cook and eat together with us. A spread of South African Bobotie; Mango Chutney; Mighty Grain Salad with Quinoa; Bold Green Salad with Flax dressing; Thai Cabbage Slaw and finally, Chocolate Tarts with Marscapone White Chocolate and Fruit was the menu of the day. As the cooking began, the energy increased and the sound of laughter and chatter filled the kitchen, enabling the staff to feel the power of sharing and cooking together. After enjoying the amazing lunch they made together, the group went on a tour of the Greater Vancouver Food Bank's 33,000 square foot warehouse to learn about the operations of the whole organization.