$1 for every #PotluckChallenge post will go towards improving the lives
of young people leaving the child welfare system
TORONTO, May 6, 2014 /CNW/ - Bean salad, grilled chicken skewers and
berry angel food cake were some of the delicious homemade dishes served
at the Children's Aid Foundation's potluck party this week, as part of
Sobeys' launch of Canada's Biggest Potluck Party, which is challenging
Canadians to host or join a potluck leading up to Jamie Oliver's Food
Revolution Day on May 16.
Canadians from coast to coast are invited to cook and share a meal
together with family and friends. When participants share a post or
photo of their potluck on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtags
#PotluckChallenge and #FRD2014, Sobeys will donate $1 to the Children's
Aid Foundation's Cooking Toward Independence Project, up to a maximum of $25,000.
"Whether it's at work or with friends, by coming together and sharing
great food, you can help the Children's Aid Foundation transform young
lives," said Valerie McMurtry, president and CEO, Children's Aid
Foundation. "The funds raised from Sobeys' potluck challenge will help
young adults learn a valuable life skill, which is so important when
they are faced with the overwhelming task of establishing their
independence after having grown up with little or no family support."
The Children's Aid Foundation's Cooking Toward Independence Project will help improve the lives of young people leaving the care of the
child welfare system across Canada by funding cooking skills workshops
that teach them how to prepare nutritious, affordable meals. The
program is part of the Foundation's Bridging to Independence
Initiative, which addresses the urgent and growing need to support
young people across Canada who are aging out of the child welfare
system, typically once they turn 18 or 19. With few resources available
to them after leaving care, many of these young people struggle to
complete high school, secure housing, and find employment. Learn more
about the program and how to help at www.cafdn.org .
About the Children's Aid Foundation
An astonishing number of children in Canada are at risk and need our
help. Many suffer in poverty, while others have been victims of abuse
and neglect. A staggering 76,000 of them live in foster homes or a
residential facility. The mission of the Children's Aid Foundation is
to fund programs that give them skills and hope for a promising future.
Through corporate and individual donors, the Children's Aid Foundation
works with child welfare agencies across Canada to provide funding for
programs and services in the areas of prevention, education,
enrichment, healing and recovery. Learn how you can make a difference
at www.cafdn.org .
Image with caption: "Children's Aid Foundation staff welcomed spring yesterday by taking part in Canada's Biggest Potluck Party to support youth in care. (CNW Group/Children's Aid Foundation)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140506_C6726_PHOTO_EN_39999.jpg
SOURCE: Children's Aid Foundation
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