Vegan bake sale for Chile

Friday's vegan bake sale to benefit Chile promises to be delicious.

Credit: Gabrielle Pope

Gabrielle Pope

After Vancouver’s successful vegan bake sale to benefit Haiti, one for Chile is set for Friday

The day after Gabrielle Pope learned of the devastating earthquake in Haiti, she decided to organize an old-fashioned fundraiser with a modern twist: a vegan bake sale. She teamed up with three fellow Vancouverites she knew from the forums of vegan author Isa Chandra Moskowitz’s Post Punk Kitchen and got things rolling.

The Let’s Help Haiti Vegan Bake Sale, held February 4 at Radha Yoga & Eatery, was a big success. The event, which benefitted the Humanitarian Coalition, sold out of goodies and raised more than $3,000, which was then matched by the Canadian government.

Pope, an avid vegan cook, was surprised by the support, which included volunteers and supporters of the non-vegan sort, too.

“Vancouver isn’t known for having a vegan community that bands together,” she says. “It was exciting to see so much interest.”

So when another major earthquake hit Chile a month later, the group and other volunteers knew what they had to do.

Chilean Earthquake Relief Vegan Bake Sale

March 12, 6:30–10 p.m.

Radha Yoga & Eatery

728 Main St, Vancouver


And so, the Chilean Earthquake Relief Vegan Bake Sale will be held Friday, March 12, 2010, once again at Radha, this time with funds going to Doctors Without Borders

The sale, which will feature treats by amateur and professional bakers (including everybody’s favourite Veganmania), will be held during Radha’s dinner service, 6:30 to 10 p.m., which means you can dine (reservations recommended) then pick up dessert after. Take your goods to go, or stay and enjoy a performance by local crooner Reid Jamieson.

Here’s but a sampling of what to expect: wild blueberry doughnut holes, chocolates truffles, tomato-rosemary scones, mini quiches, chocolate-mint shortbread, pesto-sourdough biscuits… Be sure to bring your own containers.

Mmm… fundraising is so delicious.