September 2, 2020
Since closing on March 23, 2020 due to COVID-19,
Hospitality Services has been making food
donations throughout the summer to our local
partners in Kingston. Our team has been monitoring
and donating perishable and non-perishable food items
to prevent food waste and to help our local community.
Today’s food delivery went to our friends at the
Kingston Food Bank- Partners in Mission. From closing
on March 23rd 2020, to opening on September 1st,
Hospitality Services has been able to donate over
$37,000 worth of product to our local partners in the
March 30, 2020
In response to the COVID-19 situation, Hospitality Services was quick to shut down the majority of their locations, leaving 1 dining hall open. After closing 23 retail locations and 2 dining halls, we had some food left on hand! Through quick action of our staff were proud to have increased our regular donations to different organizations in Kingston to help support groups in need during this challenging time. Read more about our donations in this article by the Queen’s Gazette
Many different organizations in Kingston have received donations or are scheduled to receive them. Currently, the full list of these partners is:
- Partners in Mission Food Bank
- Salvation Army
- Martha’s Table
- Kingston Youth Shelter
- Kingston Community Housing Partnership
- In from the cold
- Interval house
- Lunch by George
Queen’s Hospitality Services is proud to partner with Queen’s Soul Food, a student run organization which delivers the unconsumed food from Queen’s University campus cafeterias to local Kingston shelters every night. The organization was founded in 2007 and has now expanded to bring the unused food from both Leonard and Ban Righ dining halls to four local shelters as well as the Kingston Street Truck Mission in the winter.
October 9, 2019
Queen’s Hospitality Services is proud to support our local community. Over the past few years, we have run annual food collection campaigns to raise donations for the local food bank.
In 2019 Hospitality Services staff raised over 419lbs of non-perishable food items which were donated to the Partners in Mission Food Bank.
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