Youth Gour-Made is truly a one-of-kind program. “Gour-Made” for short, was launched in January 2020 thanks to generous funding from Vital Signs and the PoCo Community Foundation as a youth community kitchen program. This program is offered in a mobile and virtual setting so youth participants can learn fundamental life skills like, pre-cutting and pre-measuring your ingredients (mise en place), learning what a boiling point is at Fahrenheit and Celsius, and how to cook all the ingredients together, right in the comfort of their own home. Each week the Gour-Made team delivers right to your front door a recipe of the week, the food parcels with all the ingredients needed to complete the recipe of the week, enough ingredients for youth participants to feed their entire household dinner with the recipe of the week, and a recipe card with step-by-step cooking instructions. Complementing the weekly parcel delivery is access to an instructional video from our Chef. Youth participants also have a chance to win a $25 gift card each week for posting pictures and/or videos of their completed recipe of the week.
This program has become a bridge over the gap in accessing healthy, nutritious, and affordable food in the communities we serve. How affordable do you ask? Well, like all our programs and services at ACCESS, Youth Gour-Made is completely FREE!
If you are interested in signing up to participate in the Gour-Made program, contact our Team Lead, Janet, at 604-715-9944 or, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Bus provides warm blankets, hot cocoa and food items for youth in need. The Bus also provides resources & education on sexual health, substance abuse, where to get help, and a safe place for youth to connect and share their story.
On designated nights, The Bus meets with youth to provide guidance on how to create resumes and conduct job searches, as well as referrals for potential job opportunities with businesses in the Tri-Cities area.
Come and find us at Coquitlam Centre! Each Thursday and Friday, two ACCESS outreach workers can be found hanging out and providing outreach services, program information, beverages and more. See you at the mall!