We respect our employees and the communities in which we work. We value our commitment to workforce and supplier diversity.
We help those less fortunate with corporate philanthropy and volunteer initiatives.
We nurture our world with a commitment to sound environmental and energy use practices.
We demand the highest level of business integrity through corporate governance guidelines and business conduct policies.
The IWK Health Centre has provided outstanding care to women, families, children and youth for many years in the Maritime Provinces and beyond. Dalhousie Food Services is proud to announce that in 2010 they raised and donated $7,744 to the IWK.
Food Services at Dalhousie University is continuously working hard to raise awareness about the IWK, and raise funds to contribute to the region's overall financial goal. Every two weeks, 50/50 tickets are sold on campus. There are also IWK Rubber Boots located at retail locations around campus that accept generous donations, and BBQs and luncheons are held throughout the year.
With your help, we can reach our goal! Please visit www.iwk.nshealth.ca for more information.
Food Services at Dalhousie University also makes an annual contribution to Feed Nova Scotia. Feed Nova Scotia is the provincial food collection and distribution centre for approximately 150 food banks and meal programs across Nova Scotia. They provide year-round food deliveries to food banks and meal programs who serve at least 38,000 Nova Scotians each month. Feed Nova Scotia is also dedicated to finding long-term solutions to poverty and chronic hunger that will reduce the need for food banks in Nova Scotia.
Christmas 2008: Food Services at Dalhousie University sponsors 3 local families and purchases a stable through World Vision!
Christmas 2010: Food Services at Dalhousie University sponsored 5 local families, supplying them with gifts and Christmas dinner for the entire family.
Food Services at Dalhousie University is committed to helping people in our communities through support of United Way. At Head Office, a number of activities and fun events take place every year, and our major activity is the United Way payroll deduction program whereby employees can have small deductions made each pay period. United Way is just one more way Food Services employees demonstrate their generosity to those in the community who are in need.
Please visit http://www.unitedway.ca/english for more details.
The staff at Food Services at Dalhousie University have been organizing a Christmas Adopt-a-Family Program for the last few years. The program assists families in need by providing gifts of new clothes, toys, food and other items. Each year, we adopt several different families within the local community with the goal of instilling hope in these families during the holiday season. The Christmas Adopt-a-Family Program has allowed an opportunity for the community to build a relationship with families who are less fortunate and to help improve their quality of life.
The staff at Food Services at Dalhousie University organizes a variety of fundraisers throughout the University to reach the financial means needed to provide a meaningful Christmas to these families. Every year, DFS hosts an annual lunch/auction, which has been successful through the generous support provided by their clients at Dalhousie University (see picture for 2009's luncheon!). Other fundraisers that are organized at Dalhousie include selling 50-50 tickets, raffling off baskets, as well as accepting any donations.
In addition, the staff of Food Services at Dalhousie University are raising money for the World Vision Christmas Program. Every year, DFS organizes a Secret Santa amongst their employees. This year, the Food Services staff has decided to put their money and thoughts towards those less fortunate.