Let’s turn our compassion for others into action. Let’s feed the hungry. Let’s do it by giving away delicious organic food. Food that’s as pure as can be. May this inspire others to open their hearts and wallets.
This is the basis for Compassion into Action that my dad Arran started a few years ago after being inspired by the Dalai Llama. All the talk of compassion fuelled him to do something about it. Let love be your rocket fuel as Robyn O’Brien says. Here’s a pictorial recap of this year’s Compassion Into Action.
Let’s set the stage with some music: Corey from the Peak 102.7 was the Compassion Into Action dj for the day.
Candice and John from the Greater Vancouver Food Bank:
Let’s kick off with some Coffee from Ethical Bean! Fair trade certified.
Organic toaster waffles, courtesy of Nature’s Path.
Volunteer with the food bank who were collecting donations.
Arjan, Rimjhim, Jyoti, dad, et moi.
It was hoppingly busy!
An organic hot and Cold Breakfast was served: From organic and fairly traded Ethical Bean Coffee to Happy Planet Organic Juices to Nature’s Path Organic Cereals and Waffles. You could come back for lunch, including Que Pasa Organic tortilla chips and salsa, Silver Hills Gluten free Grilled cheese and Save On Meats Vegetarian Chilli. Once your tummy was full, you could do your grocery shopping with a 25 dollar donation. Ons reusable bag could be filled up with organic goodness.
Dad live on the radio with Corey from the Peak!
Bowl of delicious Vegetarian Chilli anyone? Served with a smile from Save-On-Meats.
Darren and Rex.
Joes No Frills donated organic produce as did Save on Foods.
Nature’s Path donated Love Crunch cereals, Evirokidz cereals, Bars and granolas too. Que Pasa donated their scrumptious whole grain tortilla chips.
Tanya and John. Tanya held several bake sales in her office to raise funds for the food bank. She presented it to John of the Greater Vancouver Food Bank in an envelope. Brava! The Food Bank relies solely on donations to feed 28,000 people per week. No donation is too small.
Jyoti and Jason cooking up a storm:
These were amazeballs vegan and Gluten Free from Two Daughters Bakeshop http://twodaughtersbakeshop.com/
Organic Pears from Witzke’s Farms:
Positivity is infectious. Get in line, Get infected!