Cilantro and Chive’s July Guest Chef in Lacombe was keen to give to kids through the Burger of the Month Program.
Mary Dallas brought the inspiration for the ‘Throw Another Shrimp on the Kimchi’ burger.
It included a bakery fresh top-cut sub roll, kimchi, Korean BBQ shrimp, nine spice aioli, fresh leaf organic rainbow sprouts, sesame seeds and fresh cilantro!
Two dollars from every burger sold is going directly to her cause of choice, the Lacombe FCSS P.A.S.S. Program.
The P.A.S.S. Program was initiated to help families facing financial hardship gain access to recreational activities offered in the City of Lacombe.
When possible, fees for children and youth ages 0-18 are subsidized by Lacombe FCSS.
FCSS Executive Director Crystal Zens said that recreational opportunities for kids increase their well-being and community involvement.
“Last year, the P.A.S.S. Program supported 26 kids, providing close to $2,500 allowing kids to dance, play lacrosse, take swimming lessons, play hockey, do karate, box, tumble and more.”
Dallas believes in the opportunities the PASS program provides for kids.
“During COVID, we all heard a lot about the mental health impact on kids who couldn’t participate in regular sports and recreation activities,” she said. “Unfortunately, kids not participating in sports and recreation activities outside of school is the norm for many low-income families. We all know kids’ huge benefits when participating in out-of-school activities, whether sports or other recreation.
“Growing their confidence, building teamwork skills, and finding community, among so many others”.
Thanks to the community’s support of the beloved Burger of the Month Program, Dallas helped deliver $881 to Lacombe FCSS P.A.S.S. Program on Aug. 3rd.
“Thanks to the amazing support we see from our guests for our Burger of the Month program month after month, we have had the opportunity to give back over $110,000 to local charities over the past 66 months,” noted a release.
The August Burger of the Month in Lacombe is the ‘Chicken Pride Parm’ created in collaboration with local guest chef Meagan Parisian.
It includes two fried marinated chicken thighs, spiced tomato jam, house tomato sauce, provolone, and parmesan cheeses on a grilled garlic ciabatta bun. It’s garnished with deep-fried basil, a cherry tomato and a pride flag.
Two dollars from every burger sold goes directly to Parisian’s cause of choice, the Central Alberta Pride Society.