Lunch Bag Program Hits The Streets

Just over a year ago, Salted Brick on Kelowna’s Bernard Avenue started a small goodwill outreach program – distributing bagged lunches on Mondays to the homeless in the downtown core.  The bagged lunches are made and packed at Salted Brick and consist of a sandwich, a juice box, fruit and a baked good.  To date, almost 2000 healthy sandwiches have been made and distributed. 

Over the months, generous individuals and businesses such as Sysco, SunRype, Harker’s Organics and Sandrine French Pastry & Chocolate have all helped with donations to this grassroots lunch bag program. 

Although this small effort to feed the homeless is very successful, Chef Leizert and the team at Salted Brick are now working to grow the program with the assistance of their supportive community.  

We decided to launch ou GoFundMe initiative to raise $15,000 towards a food bike or food cart and the needed supplies to further build and expand the bag lunch program.

The concept is simple – Salted Brick will serve sandwiches from the food bike or food cart throughout the week, and guests can purchase a sandwich for themselves and a token towards a meal for the homeless.  They are also hoping to expand the food bike/catering program with off-site catering with a percentage of proceeds going directly to the Lunch Bag Program.

 The token program, similar to the program Leizert worked with in Vancouver at Save-On Meats, allows guests of Salted Brick and the community to purchase a token which can be distributed to the homeless directly to be exchanged for a bag lunch, or you can have Salted Brick distribute.  It allows you to easily contribute to their efforts of feeding the homeless with their Lunch Bag Program.

We are looking for your support to help expand and further develop downtown community Lunch Bag Program.

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Jason Leizert 
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