Who 'We' Are

Our Mission

At the Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre we are committed to ensuring a food secure community where all people have access to safe, affordable, and nutritious food.

Our Vision

The Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre embraces its role as innovative and collaborative leaders in building an engaged, inclusive, healthy and empowered community for all.

Our Values

Respect. Innovation. Collaboration. Compassion.

We also believe it’s important to address the underlying issues contributing to hunger and poverty in our community. In our Learning Centre we operate various learning, self-help and life skills programs that are supportive of learning needs and aspirations within a family oriented, empowering and self-directed environment.

We receive no core government funding and rely solely on the generosity of the community to operate.

Our History:

The Saskatoon Food Bank began as a temporary project in the summer of 1983.  By 1984 it was incorporated as a non-profit charity.  Since its beginnings in the basement of St. Thomas Wesley United Church it has occupied various locations, coming to the present premises at 202 Avenue C South in 1990.  The Grassroots Resource and Learning Centre (later renamed simply Learning Centre) was established in 1992 to offer various life skills programs.

What is now the Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre Garden Patch, got it's start in 2010 as a community project, the Potato Patch.  The Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre began to oversee the project in 2012, renaming it the Garden Patch, and is now the flourishing program you see located in the 900 block of 3rd Ave N.

Today the Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre is a progressive and collaborative organization that uses a systems approach to develop programs, services, and initiatives that address the underlying causes of food insecurity and poverty in our community.


Our Team

Phone 306-664-6565

Executive Director
Laurie O’Connor 306-664-6565, ext 232

Director of Community Development
Jolene Zidkovich 306-664-6565, ext 226

Director of Operations & Engagement
Deborah Hamp 306-664-6565, ext 231

Client Services Manager
Sheldon Dimond 306-664-6565, ext 222

Clothing Depot Manager
Chantelle Tutka 306-244-1236

Creating Opportunities Program Manager
Amber Clare 306-664-6565, ext 224

Urban Agriculture Manager
Adrian Werner 306-664-6565, ext 266

Warehouse Manager
Garnet Baird 306-664-6565, ext 223

Assistant Warehouse Manager
Brendan Kolebaba 306-664-6565, ext 239

Communications & Events Coordinator
Shauna Morrison 306-664-6565, ext 253

Community Development Coordinator
Laura Hopkins 306-664-6565, ext 230

FoodFit Program Facilitator
Chelsea Szachury 306-664-6565, ext

Volunteer Coordinator
Kelsey Drayton 306-664-6565, ext 228

CVITP Coordinator
Deyne Borgia-Ellis 306-664-6565, ext 240

Job Developer
Fionncara MacEoin 306-664-6565, ext 235

Employment Coach
Steve Ellis 306-664-6565, ext 235

Literacy Instructor
Debbie Chappell 306-664-6565, ext 229

Office Administrator
Bella Josue 306-664-6565, ext 221

Board of Directors

Quinton Osatchuk
Board Chair

Leading Eagle Man

Debra Charuk

Eric McCrimmon

Anil Garg

Heather Kuttai

Bart Voswinkel

Shannon Hood-Niefer

Wilton Angus

Anna Hopkins


Mona Nasser

Rod Delahey 

Janelle Hutchinson

Laura Pizzey

Tara Faris-Peters

Main Office

#202 Ave. C South
Saskatoon, SK S7M 1N2
Phone: 306-664-6565
Fax: 306-664-6563

Clothing Depot

223 Ave B South
Saskatoon, SK
Phone: 306-244-1236
Fax: 306-664-6563

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Hours of Operations:

Main Office, Creating Opportunities & Warehouse:
Mon to Fri: 8:00am-4:00pm (Open during lunch for the holiday season)
Closed statutory holidays

Emergency Food Baskets:
Mon to Thurs: 8:30am-11:45am & 12:30pm-3:00pm
Friday: 8:30am-11:45am
Closed statutory holidays

Clothing Depot:
Mon to Fri: 9:00am-11:45am & 12:30pm-3:30pm
Closed statutory holidays

Garden Patch
Closed for the season

Board of Directors

If you have any concerns, comments or new opportunities you would like to share with our Board of Directors, we encourage you to contact board@saskatoonfoodbank.org.