Celebrating a local “Hero of Everyday Life”

By Gordon Lambie

Every year Sodexo Canada’s Stop Hunger Foundation celebrates commitment and leadership by company employees in projects that combat hunger in communities across the country. Among the three people recognized for the year 2019 is Trudy MacKenzie-Lessard, the head supervisor at the Dewhurst Dining Hall at Bishop’s University who was named a “Hero of Everyday Life” for a food drive she held for the Cornerstone Food bank last April. “I call it a can nosh,” MacKenzie-Lessard said, explaining that the event invited people to bring in a minimum of three non-perishable food items in exchange for a free breakfast. “It went really, really well” she added. “we had about 1,200 cans.” Although not originally from the area, the Sodexo supervisor is going into her ninth year working at the university dining hall and said that she opted to support the Cornerstone Food Bank because it is a cause close to her heart and to the community in which she works. The drive having taken place in April, she said it also provided a good opportunity to remind people that foodbanks need donations all year long. See full story in the Tuesday, Feb. 4 edition of The Record.

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