Our Beneficiaries Inspire Us!

The BCHF is the hospitality industry’s charity, supporting and inspiring those who serve you every day. We help those who most need it, often in their darkest hour.

As they cope with difficult medical situations and the extraordinary costs arising from them. We come alongside to support them and their families. Their stories of struggle and triumph inspire us to work together to help our own within the hospitality community.

The BCHF provides financial support beyond conventional medical plans, EI, or other insurances or benefit plans. We are often the first glimmer of hope for these members of the hospitality community.

Up to September 2018 we have helped 25 fellow members of the hospitality community in the amount of $77,600. During the first week of October we received 4 applications for assistance.

Meet some of our Beneficiaries.

Steven Steinbach

A graduate of Northwest Culinary Academy, Steven was working at The Pear Tree restaurant when he fell ill in January 2016. One morning he woke up to no feeling in his feet, the paralysis moved through his body and he immediately underwent surgery to remove a growth on his spine due to a rare staph infection. Faced with a 6 month recovery period Steven turned to the BCHF who supported him through his recovery.


Beneficiaries Through the Years

2016 ($83,735 to date)

Matthew Dutton | Restaurant Worker, Richmond

Michael White | Journalist/Editor, Vancouver

Luke Rawick | Cook, Langley

Ralf Joneikies | Liquor Store Worker, Vancouver

Valerie Daigle | Cook, Whistler

Chris Saylor | Bartender, Vancouver

Sarah Walters | Restaurant Worker, Whistler

Rachel Krumpholz | Bartender, Vancouver

Richard Payne | Food Service Sales-retired, Kamloops

Michael Watson | Viticulturist, Osoyoos

Josh Albertson | Restaurant Server, Vancouver

Steven Steinbach | Restaurant Worker, Vancouver

Andrew Codazzi | Cook, Vancouver

Gord Ingram | Dishwaser, Victoria

Genieve Morison | Server, Vancouver

Bonnie Mills | Bartender, White Rock

Aja Lamb-Hartley | Server, Vancouver

Rick Thompson | Meat cutter, Vancouver

Billy Wiseman | Forklift Operator, Kelowna

Melissa Grassmick | Sr. CSM, Kelowna