Feeding Saskatoon's At-Risk Youth
In 2012, Egadz (Saskatoon Downtown Youth Centre Inc.) had to move from its longtime location at the corner of 1st Avenue and 24th Street. While this move certainly created challenges for Egadz, the organization was able to turn this into a positive by purchasing a permanent home a few blocks north.
An important part of the services offered by Egadz is providing healthy nutritious meals and snacks for the youth who come to the centre. Good food is not only a necessity to help youth overcome challenges in their lives and take positive steps, but it can also help in establishing trust and building relationships with youth that can lead to positive changes later on.
The Saskatoon Community Foundation awarded its 2012 Signature Grant of $50,000.00 to Egadz to assist in the creation of its new kitchen in the new facility. Along with a matching grant from PotashCorp, the grant has enabled Egadz to create a kitchen facility that will serve the organization now and in the future. Congratulations to Egadz on being the recipient of the Saskatoon Community Foundation's 2012 Signature Grant!