• Learn meal preparation tips from a professional chef
  • Enjoy a home-cooked meal with your friends
  • Receive a tax receipt for your donation
  • Make a big impact – but save time – we do all the planning and grocery shopping 


"Be the Recipe for Change made me feel important because somebody took the time out of their day to feed me. It was my first meal of the day. I really appreciate the kindness they showed me and the other residents."
— YWCA Hamilton Transitional Living Program resident

"It was truly an honour to take part in Recipe for a Change at the YWCA Hamilton. My involvement with food preparation and learning new skills from chef Chris was something I didn't expect to take away. Once the smiles and thank you's rolled in from the women who live at YWCA Hamilton, I began to understand how impactful the Be the Recipe for Change program is. It's not every day that I get to experience firsthand the positive impact of a charitable program that the McMaster Students Union Charity Ball supports. It's something I would certainly do again."
— Al Legault, Director, Campus Events, McMaster Students Union 

"Used as a team builder and celebration for our hard work throughout the year, Be the Recipe for Change was a great way for McMaster students to give back and sharpen their cooking skills. Cooking these simple but delicious meals filled the women of YWCA's stomachs and filled our hearts. Chris was a great teacher, teaching proper cutting techniques and sharing delicious recipes that I use in my cooking today. Thanks again for having us!"
— Kim Carlton, McMaster Charity Ball Chair

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