The Kitchen Brigades program focuses on teaching basic cooking and healthy lifestyle
One of the top ten dairy processors in the world, Saputo Inc. announced the expansion of its partnership with La Tablée des Chefs, an organization dedicated to feeding those in need and developing crucial culinary education for young people in Canada.
The new three-year commitment endorses over $500,000 will primarily benefit the Kitchen Brigades program focused on teaching high school students basic cooking techniques and the importance of a healthy lifestyle. The Kitchen Brigades program is currently active in 145 schools across Canada. Saputo’s contribution aims to assist La Tablée des Chefs in reaching more than 200 schools coast-to-coast by 2020.
Sandy Vassiadis, Vice President, Communications and Corporate Responsibility at Saputo said, “Providing high quality, nutritious products are part of our daily operations while promoting a healthy lifestyle is at the heart of our values. By helping to promote smart eating habits and culinary skills, La Tablée des Chefs’ mandate aligns nicely with our objective to improve the wellbeing of those living in the communities where we operate.”
Overview of Saputo’s community engagement
Community engagement is important to Saputo. In this regard, the Company strives to invest 1% of its pre-tax profits each year in community programs and organizations that promote a healthy lifestyle for people of all ages.
- In FY2018, Saputo delivered on this promise, with an overall community investment valued at more than 11.25 million CDN dollars.
- To date, the Saputo Legacy Program has invested over $2.36 million in a range of projects to improve sport and health facilities in 38 communities across our network.
- In F2018, it reached over 2.1 million people through our healthy living partnerships and programs.
- Approximately 900 employees took part in the first two editions of The Big Cook Up where more than 27,000 meals were carefully prepared for families in need.