Loving Spoonful is a volunteer driven, non-partisan Society
that provides free, nutritious meals to people living with
HIV/AIDS in the Greater Vancouver Area. Every week, all
year round for over 19 years, the volunteers of A Loving
Spoonful deliver frozen meals and snack packs to men, women
and children who are primarily homebound with AIDS. In 2009
A Loving Spoonful hopes to provide over 100,000 meals. The
average meal cost is only $3.55. A Loving Spoonful is the
constant support of over 250 adults and children living
with HIV/AIDS throughout the Greater Vancouver area.
To see how you can help A Loving Spoonful, please visit
their web site at www.alovingspoonful.org.
No one living with AIDS should live with hunger.
McLaren Housing Society of BC was Canada's first housing
program for people living with HIV/AIDS. Since 1987, its
mandate has been to provide safe and affordable housing.
The numbers of people in urgent need of housing assistance
continues to grow rapidly; the current wait list is over
290. McLaren's programs include 32 units at Helmcken House,
20 units at Seymour Place, 10 at Mole Hill, and 34 rent
supplement units (portable subsidies). Funders include B.C.
Housing Management Commission, Vancouver Coastal Health
Authority, Elton John AIDS Foundation, M.A.C. AIDS Fund,
Face the World Foundation, Koerner Foundation, the Shooting
Stars Foundation and the fabulous Fillmore Family Foundation.
An empowering summer camping experience for BC's queer,
trans and allied youth aged 14-21. An opportunity to become
leaders for social change and make friends, access resources,
engage in imaginative, critical, and innovative workshops
as well as traditional camp activities like canoeing, campfires,
and arts and crafts.