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“The YWCA provides us with a safe place to live, but finding affordable meals is often challenging. Life shouldn’t be about struggling for food just to survive.”  
— YWCA Hamilton Transitional Living Program resident

YWCA Hamilton does not receive any government funding to provide meals for the women who live in our Transitional Living Program. With few resources, many are forced to stand in line at food banks and look to other free or low cost food sources. The reality of finding employment and affordable housing seems impossible when hunger is a daily occurrence.

Our goal is to provide women in the Transitional Living Program with as many meals as possible through the support of the community. You can help by being a recipe for change. Gather a group of friends or colleagues, and contact us about preparing a meal for the women. 

Be the Recipe for Change is an initiative of At the Table, YWCA Hamilton's social enterprise that has an objective of providing training opportunities and healthy meals to women who access the Transitional Living Program.

A Culinary Experience with a Social Purpose

Interactive cooking class with six friends: $300
• Learn to prepare, cook and present a beautiful meal for 65 women living at YWCA Hamilton  
• Enjoy your chef-inspired meal after the class  
• Make a big impact, but save time. We do all the decision-making and grocery shopping.  
• Learn some great meal preparation tips from our chef

Don’t have time to participate … But want to help? Adopt a Meal: $300  

All meal planning, shopping and cooking will be done by the YWCA Hamilton kitchen staff

Sign up here

Thank you to the following supporters who have participated in
Be the Recipe for Change.

The Generator
Core Urban Inc.
PV&V Insurance
Mezcal TNT
Mohawk College
Intact Insurance
Nella Cutlery
Burlington Chamber of Commerce
Hillfield Strathallen College
Graceworks Baptist Church
St Andrews United Church
The Hamilton Spectator
The Holton Family
Women of Distinction - Business Education and Mentorship Nominees
Platform 302
WISE - McMaster University
YWCA Development Department
YWCA Management Team
Wallingford Hall - McMaster University
On a Bun Italian Sandwiches