Culinary Services at USask has donated thousands of dollars of food to several Saskatoon community organizations, including White Buffalo Youth Lodge. (Photo: Submitted)

USask unites: Culinary Services donates to White Buffalo Youth Lodge

Since the first cases of COVID-19 were announced in the province, members of the USask community have come together to support one another in these uncertain times.

By Ashley Dopko

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Although the familiar hum of activity around Starbucks has been absent from campus over the past few months, the food so many have enjoyed has not gone to waste. Earlier this month, Culinary Services at USask made a donation to White Buffalo Youth Lodge to provide snacks to support the different areas of their programming.

White Buffalo Youth Lodge is dedicated to improve the quality of life and health for children, youth, young adults and their families in the inner city through integrated and holistic support services.

“We’re really proud to be able to work with local community groups and make sure our products are going to the people who need them,” said George Foufas, director of consumer services at USask.

This is the third donation that Culinary Services has made in order to make a positive change in the lives of others during these difficult times. As the university switched to remote learning this spring, Culinary Services has ensured that food has not gone to waste, donating nearly $2,000 of fresh produce to Saskatoon Public Schools, in addition to delivering nearly $3,000 worth of food to donate to the Saskatoon Friendship Inn.

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