Results from our July Burger of the Month in Lacombe!

“Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more” – H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Our July Guest Chef in Lacombe was keen to give to kids through our Burger of the Month Program.  Mary Dallas brought the inspiration for the “Throw Another Shrimp on the Kimchi” burger.  It included a bakery fresh top-cut sub roll, kimchi, Korean BBQ shrimp, nine spice aioli, fresh leaf organic rainbow sprouts, sesame seeds and fresh cilantro!  $2 from every burger sold is going directly to Mary’s cause of choice, the Lacombe FCSS P.A.S.S. Program.

The PASS Program was initiated to help families facing financial hardship gain access to recreational activities offered in the City of Lacombe.  When possible, fees for children and youth ages 0-18 are subsidized by Lacombe FCSS.  FCSS Executive Director Crystal Zens says recreational opportunities for kids increase their well-being and community involvement.  She notes “last year the PASS Program supported 26 kids, providing close to $2500 allowing kids to dance, play lacrosse, take swimming lessons, play hockey, do karate, box, tumble and more”.

Mary believes in the opportunities the PASS program provides for kids, “during COVID, we all heard a lot about the mental health impact on kids who couldn’t participate in regular sports and recreation activities. Unfortunately, kids not participating in sports and recreation activities outside of school is the norm for many low-income families. We all know kids’ huge benefits when participating in out-of-school activities, whether sports or other recreation. Growing their confidence, building teamwork skills, and finding community, among so many others”.

Thanks to your support of our beloved Burger of the Month Program Mary helped us deliver $811 to Lacombe FCSS PASS Program today (Wednesday, August 3rd).  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 $110,000 to local charities over the past 66 months!  THANK-YOU!

The August Burger of the Month in Lacombe is the “Chicken Pride Parm” created in collaboration with local guest chef Meagan Parisian.  It includes two fried marinated chicken thighs, spiced tomato jam, house tomato sauce, provolone, and parmesan cheeses on a grilled garlic ciabatta bun. It’s garnished with deep fried basil, a cherry tomato, and a pride flag!  $2 from every burger sold goes directly to Meagan’s cause of choice, Central Alberta Pride Society.

 

For more information contact:

Lacombe & District FCSS

Crystal Zens

403.782.6637 ext. 315

czens@lacombecfss.net

 

Mary Dallas

July Guest Chef Lacombe

403.896.4031

marypbrown@gmail.com

 

Kim Kay

Cilantro and Chive

403.597.2127

kim@cilantroandchive.ca

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