Saskatchewan food banks are still supporting the most vulnerable during the COVID-19 pandemic. And staff at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) are stepping up to do their part.
Culinary Services at USask has donated nearly $3,000 worth of fresh produce and food to the Saskatoon Friendship Inn, donations that will ultimately be used to help prepare meals for community members.
George Foufas, director of consumer services, said that culinary staff, along with Executive Chef James McFarland, began compiling a number of food products that were in storage on campus.
“We reached out to the Friendship Inn and they were happy to take them,” said Foufas. “We had our people put all these items together, and we were able get these donations out on Saturday.”
Among the items are fresh fruit and vegetables and eggs.
While the Marquis Culinary Centre is currently closed to ensure the health and safety of staff and customers, Foufas said he is proud of the kitchen staff for being able to pitch in and help out where they can during this time of need.
“I appreciate that the staff had the foresight to put this together,” said Foufas. “The Friendship Inn is vital to the community, and we thought it was a good idea to support them the best we could.”
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