Winnipeg chef Ben Kramer’s Made With Love initiative to continue in 2023

The Made With Love initiative reconfigures its catering model to provide enhanced support to Winnipeg’s most at-risk

It’s now been roughly two years since Winnipeg chef Ben Kramer launched the Made With Love initiative, but despite the remarkable impact the campaign has had on the city’s most vulnerable, food insecurity still remains a major problem. 

The Made With Love initiative was born out of the idea that healthy food is a basic human right. Throughout its existence, chef Kramer and his culinary team have worked with Main Street Project to provide just under 100,000 high-quality and nutritious take-home meals to charities, individuals, and families in need. 

More recently, chef Kramer and Main Street Project announced that the initiative and catering model will be evolving in 2023; rather than charging a gratuity, they will be implementing a 10 per cent donation to Made With Love. 

Whether through the new catering model or by direct donation, Canadians are encouraged to contribute to the Made With Love campaign in any way that they can.

"It takes just $10 to provide a single meal to someone in need, but our impact goes far beyond a free meal," explains Main Street Project executive director Jamil Mahmood. "Providing safe and dignified access to food security is an investment into the health and wellness of our community. Your generosity directly impacts our most at-risk neighbours who need support right now."

Donations to the Made With Love initiative can be made online. Those who do donate will also now receive tax receipts for 100 per cent of the value of each donation.