BHP donates $500,000 to Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre’s Plant Possibility Campaign

BHP is honoured to support the Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre (SFBLC) with a CAD$500,000 donation to their Plant Possibility campaign. The campaign seeks to optimize and consolidate all SFBLC facilities under one roof, expand food distribution and broaden their existing learning and training programs.  

“BHP’s investment will have a transformative impact, today, and tomorrow by ensuring hungry people will be fed,” said Laurie O’Connor, Executive Director of SFBLC. “Together we are shifting what is possible, and we thank you for your belief in what we do and for your support — a true reflection of the spirit, resilience, and values of Saskatchewan people.” 

Within the past decade, the need for the SFBLC’s services and resources have more than doubled from 12,000 to up to 23,000 people being served each month−40 per cent of which are children. To help address the issue of food insecurity in Saskatoon, BHP’s donation will directly support a new food warehouse and learning campus to better serve the community and make healthy, nutritious food more accessible to those who need it. 

"We’ve all felt the rising costs of living, and the Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre provides important access to healthy, nutritious food and vital support services that help people get back on their feet, allowing them to not only survive, but thrive," said Karina Gistelinck, Asset President Potash. “Through our investment, BHP is thrilled to support the new food warehouse as well as innovative employment and nutritional education programs that support long-term positive outcomes.”   

Since 2022, BHP has donated $540,000 to the Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre, contributing to over $50 million in total donations to community organizations and initiatives in Canada.