VANCOUVER — Chef Chris Whittaker’s Vancouver restaurant Forage has committed to contributing funds from its filtered water donation program to The Cheakamus Centre in Squamish B.C.
The restaurant began donating funds for the centre’s garden enhancement project in June and has already raised more than $1,000 for the cause.
The Cheakamus Centre is an ecological reserve and educational facility which hosts 5,500 students a year — offering hands-on learning around aquatic, forest and food ecosystems with a focus on environmental stewardship.
Forage’s water-donation program has been contributing 50 per cent of sales of its filtered water to a roster of local, food-focused charities since opening in the fall of 2012. During this time, the program has supported a variety of local causes, including Growing Chefs for Urban Agriculture, The World in a Garden, Vancouver Aquarium’s Ocean Wise program, Gordon Neighbourhood House and Fraser Common Farm’s educational programs.