It is difficult to know how best to help the Ukrainian people resist the Russian invasion. Sarah Dworak, owner and operator of Wodka Bar OTR and Babushka Pierogies, whose family is originally from Ukraine, offers an option. She joined the global series of fundraising events called “Cook for Ukraine” to direct aid to those most seriously affected by the war.
She produced a limited number of meal kits featuring Ukrainian favourites, including pierogies, borscht, stuffed cabbage rolls and walnut kolachi (sweet pastries).
They are available for $150 and can be ordered at wodkabarotr.com/cookforukraine.
All proceeds minus the cost of ingredients will be distributed equally to UNICEF Ukraine and Nova Ukraine, a non-profit organization that raises funds for emergency relief.
“These are some of the dishes my Baba (grandmother) taught me to make. These dishes were enjoyed at simple Sunday suppers in her kitchen, as well as during holidays throughout the year” , Dworak wrote in a recent social media post shared by his two companies, both known for their excellent Eastern European cuisine.
“There are about seven million displaced Ukrainian children in Eastern Europe right now,” she continued. “Please help us help the most vulnerable right now.”
There are 100 meal kits available, so place your order quickly if you would like to receive one. Meal kits can be collected at the Wodka Bar on Saturday March 12 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
To order a meal kit, go to wodkabarotr.com/cookforukraine
To donate directly, visit unicef.org/ukraine/en or novaukraine.org.
Wodka Bar OTR is located at 1200 Main St, wodkabarotr.com.
Stay connected with CityBeat. Subscribe to our newsletters and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, TwitterGoogle News, Apple News and Reddit.
Send CityBeat a news or story tip or submit a calendar event.