Who 'We' Are

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

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 Ave. 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.

The Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre Clothing Depot moved to 322 Ave B South in summer 2008 in response to an increased need for space. The Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre Clothing Depot moved to its current location at 223 Ave B South in the fall of 2012.

Today the Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre is a progressive and collaborative organization that uses a systems approach to develop programs, services 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 Operations and Engagement
Deborah Hamp 306-664-6565, ext 231

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

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

Clothing Depot Manager
Kara Wardell 306-244-1236

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

Volunteer Coordinator
Laura Hopkins 306-664-6565, ext 228

Office Administrator
Brenda Campeau 306-664-6565, ext 221

Communications and Events Coordinator
Rachel Elson 306-664-6565, ext 253

Urban Agriculture Manager
Brit MacDonald 306-664-6565, ext 266

Creating Opportunities Program Manager
Jayne Walters 306-664-6565, ext 224

Job Developer
Nikki Moggey 306-664-6565, ext 235

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

Community Developer
Adina Wilson 306-664-6565, ext 230

Board of Directors

Quinton Osatchuk
Board Chair

Debra Charuk

Jennifer Beck

Rod Delahey

Adam Worobec

Heather Kuttai

Leading Eagle Man


Kimberly Bryce

Janelle Hutchinson

Mona Nasser


2015 Annual Report

Check out the 2015 Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre Annual Report for information and statistics. Click on the link below: