An Announcement from Growing Chefs! Ontario

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Good Day!

Growing is built right into out name and Growing Chefs! been doing a lot of it lately! With the holiday season just around the corner we have some exciting news to share.

 Firstly, we could not be more excited to announce that Growing Chefs! Ontario is now a registered charity! That’s right, with a minimum donation of $20,00 we can now promptly send you a tax receipt for your gift! What better way to make an impact than to see your donation supporting food education in your community?

 Secondly, in a short two weeks we will have finished up our two year partnership with The Ontario Trillium Foundation. When we began this partnership, Growing Chefs! was in it’s fourth year of operation running one in-school program in roughly 15 schools across London.

 Two years later Growing Chefs Ontario:

  • -       has launched its 5th program
  • -       is facilitating programming in over 75 schools and in partnership with over 15 community organizations
  • -       has involved more than 80 community volunteers  including over 40 of London’s best chefs
  • -       has run programming for over 3000 children from ages 3 – 24
  • -       has over 150 requests for programming beyond our current capacity

 Now, as we continue to grow and help get kids excited about wholesome healthy food, we are looking to you, the GCO community for support as our partnership with Ontario Trillium Foundation comes to an end.

Your contribution will help local schools and community organizations access quality food education programming and help Growing Chefs! continue to inspire London children to make sustainable food choices and build a healthier community.

 We thank you very much for considering Growing Chefs! when planning your personal giving this holiday season.


-- Andrew Fleet

Executive Director, 
Growing Chefs! Ontario


Donate by mail:

Growing Chefs! Ontario Society

402.5 Richmond St.

London Ontario

N6A 3C7

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