It Takes Two to Mango! Our November Burger of the Month results

We’ve been neighbours for more than half a decade in Lacombe and “mighty neighbourly” sums up Central Alberta Youth Unlimited perfectly.  We were thrilled to work with Executive Director Jerel Peters in November on a Burger of the Month!

Jerel has served with Youth Unlimited since 2003 and he’s passionate about working with kids!  We were thrilled to dance around some ideas with Jerel as he helped create “It Takes Two to Mango”, an Alberta beef smash patty, spiced pork patty, queso fresco, Monterey jack quesadilla strips, mango salsa, iceberg lettuce, beefsteak tomato, and shaved onion on a garlic butter toasted brioche bun with a dried mango.  $2 from every Lacombe BOTM sold went directly to Jerel’s cause of choice, Central Alberta Youth Unlimited.

Jerel notes families and youth are facing some big feelings these days “uncertainty, fear, and anxiety, but at Youth Unlimited we offer a message of hope into every young person’s story”.  Burger of the Month Proceeds will go directly towards the cost of Youth Unlimited counselling sessions for youth and young moms. Their counselling program provides counselling sessions for youth with trained therapists, offering emotional, mental, psychological, and relational support to youth at a time when they so desperately need it.

The vision of Central Alberta Youth Unlimited is hope and wholeness for all youth. Staff are in 7 local communities serving in the core areas of: Innovative Centres, Critical Care (Youth Housing; Counselling; and support for pregnant and parenting young women), Community Outreach, Trips Camps and Events, Leadership Development, and Marketplace Initiatives.

Thanks to your support of our beloved Burger of the Month Program Jerel helped us deliver $786 to Central Alberta Youth Unlimited.  Thanks to the amazing support we see from our guests for our Burger of the Month program month after month, we have had the opportunity to give back over $95,000 to local charities over the past 58 months!  THANK-YOU!

The December Burger of the Month in Lacombe is “Holy Moly”, created in collaboration with local guest chef Edna Mcleod!  It includes grilled marinated chicken breast, guajillo mole sauce, grilled pineapple, iceberg lettuce, onion, and beefsteak tomato, on a garlic butter toasted brioche bun with a cherry tomato!  $2 from every burger sold will go directly to the Lacombe Food Bank.

 

For more information contact:

 

Jerel Peters

Executive Director

Central Alberta Youth Unlimited

403.348.7205

jerelp@cayu.ca

 

Kim Kay

Community Relations

Cilantro and Chive

403.597.2127

kim@cilantroandchive.ca

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