Eating Together Week: February 19th to 26th

This week, Richmond¬†has been¬†celebrating its second annual¬†Eating Together¬†Week.¬†Numerous events¬†are taking place in¬†Richmond to encourage families to cook, grow food, and eat meals together. According to the event organizers,¬† the¬†Touchstone Family Association (TFA), “families that regularly eat together stay together and have fewer problems.”

Cooking lessons, dinner discounts, family draws, and colouring contests, are just a few of the events happening around town. Other Richmond establishments and restaurants will be participating in their own ways to promote the cause. To name a few, City Center Community Center  will host a community meal  at the Minoru Pavillion tonight at 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, Steveston Community Center will host a family dinner on February 26th at 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, and the Richmond Public Library has a colouring contest for kids.

The goals for Eating Together Week are:

  • To heighten family‚Äôs awareness of the importance of eating together to foster open, positive family interaction.
  • To build awareness of the variety of ways families can enjoy eating in Richmond.
  • To help people shop for food wisely.
  • To provide education in nutrition, cooking skills and diet.
  • To encourage families to feed the body in order to feed the mind.
  • To raise funds to provide counselling for families needing support through difficult times.
  • To make all Richmond families aware of the assistance available to them through TFA services.
  • To reduce incidences of employee absenteeism and increase safety in the workplace by improving relationships at home.
  • To provide recognition to participating donors, restaurants, grocery stores who will receive major recognition from our media partners during Family Awareness Week.

Learn more about Eating Together Week.

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