Both Growing Chefs! and Fresh Roots believe food can be a catalyst for positive change and a source of joy and inspiration, even during challenging times. 

With the closure of schools due to COVID-19, Fresh Roots and Growing Chefs has adapted our innovative LunchLAB in-school meal program offering students and their families delicious, healthy, chef-prepared meals while out of school. Working with the Vancouver School Board and a fantastic team of collaborators and supporters (including Italian Cultural Centre and Ono Vancouver), LunchLAB: Chefs for Families is providing more than 5,000 meals to 260 families each week. 

These meals not only provide much-needed nourishment
but meaningful employment for chefs and kitchen professionals who would otherwise not be working. LunchLAB continues to bring comfort and enjoyment the best way we know how–through non-stigmatizing, tasty meals especially for those in need of a little extra help right now. 

Order up a chef-prepared meal for a family in need with a donation today! Each time you place an order, you provide fresh, healthy, restaurant-quality meals, salad making kits, fresh produce, and pantry staples to families in need.

This project is a partnership and contact and donation information will be shared with both charities, Growing Chefs! and Fresh Roots.