Sunnyside Seniors’ Services
Sunnyside Seniors’ Services, a long-term care facility in the Region of Waterloo, Ontario, seeks to increase the quality of patient meals (which they prepare from scratch), and find opportunities to support local producers, by purchasing more Ontario food. Barb Collins, Food Services Manager at Sunnyside Seniors’ Services, found it “easier to buy local products than [she] thought it would be. Suppliers are providing information about local products on request and are willing to work with us to provide more products for our menu.” These efforts are having a positive impact on Sunnyside’s stakeholder relationships. “Staff, residents, and the public respond positively when I discuss the project and are very supportive of adding more local items to our menu.”
Read the story of Sunnyside Seniors’ Services’ success with the 3P Mentorship Program in 2014-2015!