Results from our October Burger of the Month in Lacombe!

Our October Burger of the Month Guest Chef in Lacombe is passionate about supporting kids and is keen to do her part to ensure no young people go without warm winter gear!  We’re happy to help her turn over funds early to help make that happen for families in Blackfalds.

Bailee Wigmore helped us create “Second Breakfast”.  It includes a Berkshire pork patty, tater tots, sunny fried egg, smashed avocado, smoked maple sambal aioli, beefsteak tomato and shredded iceberg lettuce on a toasted everything bagel!  $2 from every Burger sold goes directly to Bailee’s local charity of choice, the Blackfalds FCSS (Family & Community Support Services) Winter Wear Program.

Bailee was raised in Blackfalds, has her finger on the pulse of the community and understands the needs, having served in the non-profit sector and most recently in a local school.  She points to our Alberta winters and the work of FCSS “having a warm winter coat is essential, I chose the Coats for Kids program as I feel it is an amazing initiative supporting many families in Blackfalds. The program aims to provide families in need with the opportunity for their children to choose their own winter coat at Mountain Warehouse free of cost to them.”

As a result of donations like this one and others from the community, Jan Pocock with Blackfalds FCSS says 136 local children and youth will receive a well-fitting, age-appropriate coat to proudly wear this winter. “When the community works together, we can ensure that all children are warm and valued.   If you are a Blackfalds resident and would like more information on this program, please call the Blackfalds FCSS office at 403-600-9066.”

To ensure those families and more have the essential winter gear they need for this winter season we were happy to help Bailee turn over Burger of the Month proceeds in advance.

Thanks to your support of our beloved Burger of the Month Program Bailee helped us deliver $1500 to Blackfalds FCSS on October 5th.  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 69 months!  THANK-YOU!

 

For more information contact:

 

Jan Pocock

Blackfalds FCSS

403.600.9066

jpocock@blackfalds.ca

 

Bailee Wigmore

October Guest Chef Lacombe

403.896.4552

bpwigmore@gmail.com

 

Kim Kay

Cilantro and Chive

403.597.2127

kim@cilantroandchive.ca

 

 

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