Raudz offers gourmet spread to Gospel Mission clients

“When Chef Brock Bowes from RauDZ told us he wanted to put this dinner together this year we were elated..."

  • Dec. 22, 2015 7:00 p.m.

t was a warm and festive atmosphere at RauDZ Regional Table, one of Kelowna’s premier restaurants, as 20 seniors from Kelowna’s Gospel Mission were treated to gourmet dinner and gifts. The evening was a collaboration between the Kelowna based J Project and the restaurant.

Local couple Jessica Spelliscy, a lawyer, and Jeremy Luypen, a chef, began the J Project several years ago; working with their networks, friends, colleagues and word of mouth to gather Christmas presents for low income seniors who otherwise may not receive a gift over the holiday season.

“When Chef Brock Bowes from RauDZ told us he wanted to put this dinner together this year we were elated,” said Spelliscy. “The Chef’s Association has been a part of the J Project from the beginning but this dinner truly helps to bring the Christmas season to these seniors. We are so thankful to the entire RauDZ team for doing this.” adds Luypen.

Caseworker with Kelowna’s Gospel Mission, Terra LeClaire, worked with both the J Project and RauDZ to find the seniors and coordinate the gifts and the dinner. “This gives our homeless and low income seniors the opportunity to feel included and be a valued part of our community.  Seniors are often overlooked and for the J Project and RauDZ to recognize they are also members of our community is such a great blessing.  It’s a great feeling to honour our seniors.

Kelowna’s Gospel Mission’s sees an increasing senior homeless population and works diligently with partner agencies to find housing for Kelowna’s most vulnerable.

Please contact the Gospel Mission www.kelownagospelmission.ca to donate, volunteer or give an in-kind gift.

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