By Maroon & White |
Though its physical location was closed, the Community Food Room at Saint Mary’s continued to help students. In April, the Community Food Room provided $30 electronic gift cards to over 100 students to help purchase food at the Atlantic Superstore or PC Express. “The idea was to help bridge the gap for students who were waiting for funds from the government or other programs,” said Lyndsay Anderson, Assistant Director, Student Culture and Experience at Saint Mary’s.
The Enactus Saint Mary’s award-winning Square Roots program is also helping the community by donating their food bundles to people in need. In partnership with Harbour Watercraft Tours & Adventures, run by Saint Mary’s alumni Ossama Nasrallah BComm’18 and Omar Hassan BComm’16, food deliveries are being made to various communities in Halifax. “It’s a challenging time for a lot of people,” said Hannah Tibbet, the bundle program co-project manager with Square Roots. "5500 pounds of free food makes a big difference."