Poutine cravings can come along at any time, but Vancouverites may want to direct their attention to nine delicious days this spring when eating poutine can actually do some good in the community.
Poutine With Purpose is a popular week-long fundraising event that began in Calgary several years ago, and since expanded to Victoria, Hamilton, and Vancouver.
Taking place from April 23 to May 1, 2021, Poutine With Purpose is when participating restaurants highlight their poutine offerings, and for every poutine sold, a healthy meal is provided to a youth in need through charity partner Mealshare.
Mealshare is the “buy a meal, give a meal” program that teams up with restaurants in multiple cities; one or more dishes on a restaurant menu are the designated Mealshare items, meaning for every one of those dishes sold, a donation is made through Mealshare to get a meal to a youth in need through local organizations.
The event has sold over 35,000 poutines in support of Mealshare since 2013.
In the fall of 2019, when Poutine With Purpose made its Vancouver debut, the city had over a dozen participating restaurants.
Right now there are a few Vancouver restaurants signed up, but with several weeks to go until the start of the event, we can expect many more to throw their poutines in the ring. We'll update you with the names of Vancouver restaurants taking part in Poutine With Purpose this year, as well as what tempting ingredients their poutine dishes feature - you can bet some spots are going to get creative.
Poutine With Purpose
When: April 23-May 1, 2021
Where: Participating Vancouver restaurants