July 13th, 2014
Founded in 1957, Save on Meats has been a Vancouver landmark, serving the community with its butcher shop and lunch counter. After it closed down, Mark resurrected the enterprise. Carrying with him a vision to restore it back to its prime, Brand also committed to it being a true social enterprise by working to create a sustainable business model that serves the community.
Through his engagement with the Downtown Eastside, Mark saw an opportunity to build capacity surrounding issues of food security and employment. From this, A Better Life Foundation was created to expand the social initiatives Save On Meats created.