Organizations We Support

Backpack Buddies

Many children in Metro Vancouver’s inner-city schools go home to meager or no meals on the weekends. They are deprived of nutrients and are at risk for serious health problems and learning complications.

Backpack Buddies bridges the weekend hunger gap for just under 3000 children in Metro Vancouver each month. On Friday afternoons, backpacks are filled with food for children in need to take home for the weekend. Children at “Buddy Schools” (donor schools) raise funds, purchase food, and pack each bag for a child who needs it – it is a “kids helping kids” model.

FreeYumm has been donating bars to the program each month since 2016. Join us and combat childhood hunger today. Visit backpackbuddies.ca

Celiac Disease Foundation

FreeYumm is proud to be a Supporting Sponsor of the Celiac Disease Foundation. As sponsors of the Celiac Disease Foundation’s Student Ambassador Program, and the Turkey Trot 5k Fun Run/Walk, we support the foundation’s goal of uniting the gluten free community and raising awareness and funds for celiac disease research, education, and advocacy. For more information or to learn how you can help, visit celiac.org.

 

FreeYumm is a proud supporter and Challenge Ambassador for the Top 10 Challenge. In collaboration with Canadian Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Foundation (CAAIF), the Top 10 Challenge aims to raise $10,000 annually, to be put towards an allergy research grant they will award to a top researcher in Canada. Awesome, right? But get this: The Top 10 Challenge isn’t just a fundraiser. It’s your opportunity to live “a day on the plate of” someone with food allergies. The goal of the challenge is two-fold: (1) to spread awareness & empathy, and (2) to raise funds towards allergy research. To participate, simply decide which allergens you would like to avoid and register here. Then seek out sponsorship from friends and family until you meet your personal fundraising goal. The challenge will take place in the last 10 days of April, and can be done from the comfort of your couch… err… kitchen table. Safe appétit!