Donation to Saskatoon Meals Financial institution means extra milk for youths – Saskatoon
Saskatoon Food Bank is getting a boost from SaskMilk at a time when food bank usage is increasing.
For the remainder of the summer, SaskMilk will complement the food bank’s Milk for Children program, which will provide one liter of milk to families with children under the age of 17.
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The SaskMilk donation will double this amount to two liters.
Laurie O’Connor, executive director of Saskatoon Food Bank, said the donation could not have come at a better time.
“With children no longer attending school and receiving school meals, we recognize that it can be difficult for families living in poverty to provide fresh milk for their children,” said O’Connor.
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“We know it’s not always that easy to open the fridge and grab a glass of milk.”
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SaskMilk communications manager Joy Smith said dairy producers in the province want to do their part to help food banks.
“Summer is the perfect time for us to supplement children’s milk consumption and make sure they are getting enough milk,” said Smith.
Saskatoon Food Bank relies entirely on the public sector to fund its dairy programs, which cost over $ 150,000 to operate annually.
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