Recap: Community Engagement – Making Lunches For the Hungry

The sandwich making assembly line. Photo by CPABC.

On October 20, 2018, 20 members attended the CPABC Vancouver Chapter’s community engagement event, organized in collaboration with Door is Open, to make lunches for the city’s hungry.

Door is Open is a non-profit organization that operates a drop in centre providing food, clothing, counselling and sheltering services in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.   The neighbourhood, just a few blocks from the CPABC office, is known for its diverse needs because it has the highest concentration of urban poor in Canada.

Volunteers from the chapter helped make a difference.

In a three hour period, volunteers sliced bread and tomatoes, created and wrapped over 300 healthy sandwiches for distribution by Door is Open.

Perry and Bob slicing tomatoes. Photo by CPABC.

Valerie handling each freshly baked slice of bread for its ultimate mission. Photo by CPABC.

Raihhan and Azim spreading mayo on each slice of bread.  Photo by CPABC.

Spreading just the right amount of Dijon mustard to give each sandwich a little kick!  Photo by CPABC.

Dan and Gary adding the ham between each slice.  Photo by CPABC.

Heather adding some cheese and tomatoes along with fresh spinach. Photo by CPABC.

Sandwiches being wrapped and boxed.  Notice the CPA-coloured tablecloth!  Photo by CPABC.

Each perfectly made sandwich waiting to be wrapped.   Photo by CPABC.

Matthew boxing the wrapped sandwiches.  Photo by CPABC.

Some of the finished product – these delicious sandwiches are ready to be delivered to Door is Open by Wendy and Carlton.  Photo by CPABC.

We’re #CPAproud of members volunteering their Saturday afternoon to help the community.  A big thank you to KPMG Vancouver for allowing the team to use their facilities and to Chapter organizers Stacey and Wendy.

Sandwich making volunteers. Photo by CPABC.

The CPABC Vancouver Chapter organizes several community engagement events each year.  The next event is on October 23 in collaboration with The Duke of Edinburgh International Awards BC and Yukon Division which supports youth leadership.

More community engagement events are planned and are announced in the chapter newsletter/blog.

You can make a difference – join us at the next event!


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