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The Kitchen Hacks Challenge: Have fun, win prizes, and support local food banks


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Enter the Kitchen Hacks Challenge before May 22!

Have a tip for making family meals or snacks happen in your home? Looking for a fun activity for the kids in your life? Interested in a chance to win cash prizes and give back to your community? If you answered yes to these questions, then consider entering the Kitchen Hacks Challenge!

Discover the Kitchen Hacks Challenge

In this virtual challenge, Better Together BC is inviting families across BC to create a one-minute (or less) video that shares how to make meal times and eating together easier. No need for fancy equipment or techniques – a home video using your cellphone or a camera works great.

What’s a “kitchen hack”?

A “kitchen hack” is any tip, time-saving recipe, or strategy that simplifies and supports family mealtimes. Curious to know my top kitchen or mealtime hack? A few months ago, I wrote a story about how sheet pan dinners help me get quick, tasty, and balanced meals on the table. I also shared a flexible, mix-and-match recipe that allows you to build your own sheet pan dinner with whatever foods you have in your fridge and pantry.

Win cash prizes

So now it’s your turn – whether it’s a go-to recipe, a meal preparation tip, or how you organize yourself around feeding and eating – the “Kitchen Hacks Challenge” wants to hear from you! Up for grabs is a top prize of $1,000 cash, in addition to a $1,000 donation, in your name, to Food Banks BC. A “People’s Choice Video” will also win $500 cash, which will be determined by an online vote.

Support your community

Prior to COVID-19, 1 in 5 northern BC households could not afford to put food on the table. This pandemic puts extra strain on families who were food insecure before the outbreak, and is putting many more families at risk for financial hardships. Food banks across the province are responding to this emergency, and are in need of financial support. That is why, for every video submitted to the Kitchen Hacks Challenge, BC dairy farmers will donate an additional $100 to local food banks in BC. To learn more about food insecurity in the North, and what you can do to help, read dietitian Laurel’s story series.

Enter the Kitchen Hacks Challenge and vote for your favourite video

Northerners are known for their creativity and resourcefulness, and that extends to food. So let’s see what kitchen hacks you have up your sleeve. Enter the Kitchen Hacks Challenge today:

  • Families can enter by submitting their kitchen hack video online at https://www.bettertogetherbc.ca/contest.
  • Videos must be 60 seconds or less and meet additional criteria detailed here.
  • The contest is open from April 22 to May 22 (ending at noon PST).

And the fun doesn’t end there! Between April 22 and May 26 (ending at noon PST) be sure to check out the video submissions at the Better Together BC website, and cast your vote for your favourite one.  

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