Hope in the Inner City - Soup Kitchen Gala Fundraiser

THANK YOU! The fourth annual Harbour Light Vancouver Hope in the Inner City: Soup Kitchen Gala held on May 7, 2015 was a smashing success! We are grateful to Tim Cuff, Executive Chef at West Oak Restaurant, and his team for their incredible support of the event.

At Harbour Light, we know that a good meal does so much more than feed the body - it can nourish the spirit, comfort the soul, and make strangers into friends. The Hope in the Inner City: Soup Kitchen Gala brings our community together over a great meal to celebrate hope and raise funds to support our continuum of care.

In 2011, Hope in the Inner City funds allowed us to purchase a new tilting skillet and kettle, a 1-ton truck, and a 5-ton refrigerated truck – crucial resources as we promote access to nutrition and food security in the downtown eastside!  In 2012, the Gala raised over $250,000 to strengthen education, job training, and addiction recovery opportunities. In 2013, our guests “raised the roof” for our Anchor of Hope shelter, drop-in centre, and community church.

Our past celebrity chefs - Karen Barnaby (2011), Chris Mills (2012), and David Robertson (2013) - generously gave their time and talents to create appetizers, a soup and salad course served “food line style”, a seated main course, and dessert for our exclusive audience of 128 guests. Our capable kitchen staff assisted in the execution of the meals, which were served by clients and alumni of our residential addiction treatment program.

Aside from a gourmet meal, the evening’s program includes a silent and live auction, and presentation of Life Changer awards recognizing the achievements of a Harbour Light program alumnus and one of our generous corporate partners.

Please join us in bringing hope to the inner city in 2015! Contact Iwona at 604-646-6879 or by  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to learn more about how you can support the Soup Kitchen Gala! Learn more about sponsorship opportunities!

Click Here to view the 2015 Hope in the City Gala Photos