Giving Group

DTES Women's Cooking Class

Vancouver, BC

Outreach and welfare

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Group Admins

A Better Life Foundation works with The Sorella House to provide communal cooking classes for its residents. The Sorella house is a women's SRO’s in the Downtown Eastside. These classes increase the nutritional value in individuals diets and teach valuable life skills.

The Group's Purpose

This class provides women with basic cooking skills around sanitation, proper handling of meat products; preparation skills including proper use of knives and kitchen utensils; collection and creation of recipes, and how to prepare nutritious food using utensils they have at their disposal including hot plates, skillets and microwaves.

How to Help

Each class costs $75.00 (2/3 for cost of food and 1/3 goes to the peer instructor teaching the class.) Anyone can sponsor a class or support it in any denomination. If you are a women we welcome you to volunteer and join in on a class. Or just help us by spreading the message to your friends. Email [email protected] for any questions

About the Organizers

To date we have logged the following stats with this program.

126 hours logged of training hours
210 women have had the opportunity to learn to cook
546 meals served
Top skills learned are:
1. how to prepare healthy meals using low-cost food
2. how to use a knife how to dice and chop
3. Learned where you can go to purchase low cost foods
4. learned new recipes now - now have a collection of recipes that they know how to prepare
5. learned patience and how to work with others.

About ABLF
Founded in 2012 by Mark Brand, A Better Life Foundation strives to support people in need. The overarching goal of the Foundation is to raise critical funds towards providing food security to women, children, and those in assisted living as well as provide job training and employment opportunities for the community at large. By looking for and working towards sustainable solutions, A Better Life Foundation aims to contribute towards meaningful change. For more information, visit