At ‘Basil & Thyme’ we pride ourselves in being a community-oriented organization. Providing nutritious food to children is only a portion of our service to the community.

The founder, Mr. Mehdi Khoshnevis, started ‘Basil & Thyme’ with a philosophy built around giving. It is fair that we share some of Mehdi’s story and thoughts with you here:
“It is my passion to enrich people’s lives using my abilities. I found myself buying food for the homeless on a regular basis. Feeding people, especially the ones who are in need is fulfilling and rewarding for me.
The desire for enhancement is inherent in all of nature.
I don’t believe in worldly ratios & transactions when it comes to giving and receiving. I believe in giving more in use value than the cash value I receive”. As John Wesley put it:

  • Do all the good you can
  • By all the means you can
  • In all the ways you can
  • In all the places you can
  • At all the times you can
  • To all the people you can
  • As long as ever you can.

Give and It Will Be Given To You (Luke 6:38)
We hold regular events where we take prepared food to the less privileged areas of Vancouver. Our latest events were held in March and May 2020 in Downtown Vancouver. Please check back regularly for the date of our next event. If you would like to participate in one of our future events please contact us (link to contact us page).


Basil and Thyme supporting Seniors & Kids at Kiwassa Neighbourhood House Senior Programs