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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

We know you care about women in Hamilton. Help us provide a meal to the women who call YWCA Hamilton home.

With your help, we can provide the 65 women who live at YWCA Hamilton’s Transitional Living Program a healthy and nutritious meal through YWCA’s Be the Recipe for Change program. This unique initiative - which is run through our social enterprise café, At the Table - provides healthy meals to the women who call YWCA Hamilton home. In addition to receiving safe, supportive housing, the women residing in Transitional Living gain access to employment and training opportunities through the At the Table café.

Last year, 5,525 individual meals were enjoyed and shared together by the 65 women residing in Transitional Living. Each of these meals was generously prepared by the 500+ supporters of YWCA’s Be the Recipe for Change.

Experience Be the Recipe for Change for yourself. Gather your friends and help us cook a meal for the 65 women who call YWCA Hamilton home.

For a donation of $400, you and five of your friends will have the opportunity to participate in an interactive cooking experience, learning tips and tricks from a professional chef. Your session will also include a tour of our facilities where you will learn about the YWCA Hamilton’s overall mission to support women, girls and families in our community.

Want to help but aren’t keen on cooking? Please consider making a donation of $400 to adopt a meal, in lieu of participating in the cooking session. All meal planning and cooking will be done by our incredible staff from At the Table, while also providing a training opportunity for the women who call YWCA Hamilton home.

YWCA Hamilton does not receive government funding to provide meals for the 65 women who live in our Transitional Living Program. With few resources available, many residents are forced to stand in line at food banks and look to other free or low cost food sources to eat every day. Facing daily hunger creates barriers for women as they try to find employment and affordable housing. This is simply unacceptable.

You can make a life-changing impact today. Show women in Hamilton that you care. We can’t do it without you.

To learn more or book your Be the Recipe For Change session contact:

Felicia Van Dyk
Development Coordinator, Corporate & Community Engagement
T. 905-522-9922 ext. 314
fvandyk@ywcahamilton.org