Saskatoon disposal firm swaps pick-up for donation supply

Loraas Disposal swapped pick-ups for deliveries when it dropped off several bins of non-perishable food to the Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre on Tuesday. 

Employees collected the food and the company matched their donations, filling bins to help feed hungry families during the holiday season.

Loraas vice-president Aaron Loraas said the company has been supporting the food bank for 25 years through donations and in-kind support.  

Loraas Disposal vice-president Aaron Loraas said he’s happy the company can give back more as it grows. (Don Somers/CBC News)

“I think as the community grows and as our business grows we’re able to contribute a little bit more, so we’re certainly happy to see that,” said Loraas.  

The company also provides the food bank with a waste and recycling service worth about $30,000 per year.

Laurie O’Connor, the food bank’s executive director, said Tuesday’s donation was a major contribution to its Tree of Plenty campaign and “is vital in helping us meet the needs for the growing number of people that come through our doors.”

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