Thank you to all the wonderful people who kept the spirit of A Taste for Life alive this year by making a donation or grabbing delicious take-out from a Taste restaurant. Our community rallied to the call for on-line donations in lieu of Taste this year—thank you for your generous support.
In total we have raised over $20,000!
Canceling Taste this year and moving to an on-line call for donations was a difficult, but necessary, decision. While many restaurants were open for take-out, we recognised the financial realities facing the industry and could not ask any restaurant owner to contribute their usual 25% of sales.
We were very touched that East India Company Restaurants , Trattoria Caffe Italia, and Flora Hall Brewing offered to donate 25%, despite their current challenges! We cannot thank their owners, management, and staff enough for this support.
TD—our long-time title sponsor—has gone above and beyond this year. Despite the cancellation of this year’s event TD generously agreed to continue to offer their sponsorship and financial support. We cannot stress enough our gratitude to TD in maintaining their commitment to supporting people living with HIV in Ottawa.
We want to sincerely thank all our restaurant partners. We recognize the impact of the current closures on the industry, and difficulties this will cause. We will keep the list of Taste restaurants on the web site—if you plan to order food or buy a gift card in the coming weeks and months, please consider supporting these community-minded businesses and letting them know that their support is important and recognized!
A Taste for Life is our largest annual fundraiser—proceeds from the event go entirely to direct client supports including outreach, food and nutrition, health and wellness, and practical supports.