Saskatoon-based KeyLeaf, a leading provider of plant-based ingredients for the food, beverage,and nutraceutical industries, is giving back to the community with a donation of $5,000 to the Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre.
Relying on the generosity of local donors for funding, the Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre is committed to ensuring a food-secure Saskatoon, wherein all residents have access to safe, affordable, and nutritious food. The non-profit organization’s Emergency Food Basket Program helps provide 2-3 days of nutritious food items for hungry families and individuals with nowhere else to turn. Last year, 85,750 food baskets were distributed and directly impacted 233,964 children and adults.
“KeyLeaf, with the support of our parent company, Canopy Growth, is extremely pleased to be able to make this donation to the Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre which will help fund their much-needed emergency food program and also enable them to address the underlying issues contributing to hunger and poverty by offering Saskatoon-area residents free literacy courses and placement in workplace training programs. We are proud to be associated with a group providing so much valuable assistance to those in need in our community,” said Justin White, KeyLeaf’s Vice President of Global Sales & Business Development.
“We first met staff from KeyLeaf a few years ago when they expressed interest in volunteering for our food drives. We were very impressed with their team and by the care and interest they demonstrated for the work we do here with the community we serve. It was clear to us that this was a company that wanted to make a difference in any way it could,” said Deborah Hamp, Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre Director of Operations & Engagement
‘When we received the news that KeyLeaf was contributing $5,000 to our cause, we were over the moon! This kind of support allows us to continue running our programs and initiatives, offer appropriate support, and ensure nutritious food goes to the homes of those who need it most.
“Thank you, KeyLeaf, for stepping up to make a difference and for your belief in what we do. We are so grateful for your support.”