Betty Williams leads a Feed the Joy class at the Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre. Photography courtesy Metro
What: The grocer is hosting a series of Feed the Joy cooking classes in partnership with Ontario seniors’ organizations.
Metro’s cooking demos provide an opportunity for local seniors to teach younger generations how to prepare a new dish for the holidays.
Each class will see seniors teach a three-course, meat-inclusive meal. Participants of all ages are welcome.
Metro will also be making donations of $1,500 to each community partner in support of senior citizens within these local communities.
Organizations participating include: Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre (Ottawa), Seniors Association Kingston Region (Kingston) and Dixon Hall (Toronto).
“Across cultures, regardless of your background, elders carry the wisdom to pass down knowledge, stories, and even beloved recipes, like the perfect holiday ham,” said Joe Fusco, senior vice president of Metro, in a statement. “But as the 2023 holiday season approaches, many millennials are stepping up to own family hosting duties for the first time. And so, we’re giving them the help of some true, seasoned kitchen pros.”