Success starts with good health, and good health starts with better food. This rings especially true in St. Boniface Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), where our tiniest and most vulnerable patients start their lives with a lot of barriers to overcome.
Every year, approximately 600 sick or premature babies are treated in the NICU. St. Boniface Hospital staff work tirelessly to provide the best nutrition and medicine possible so these little warriors can grow stronger and go home sooner.
With their mission to help build healthier communities and families in Canada, Safeway employees in Winnipeg generously donated $32,000 in January to further improve the NICU’s food preparation area.
“We are pleased to continue to partner with St. Boniface Hospital Foundation,” said Renée Hopfner, Sobeys Inc. Corporate Social Responsibility Director. “In the last 20 years, employees from Manitoba Safeway stores have donated more than $330,000 to support the Hospital through the Safeway Employee Payroll Donation Program. This additional gift of $32,000 continues to support the important work and high standard of care for children in St. Boniface Hospital’s NICU.”
“With support from donors like Safeway and its employees, the NICU’s food preparation area continues to raise the bar in infant care and provides a space to prepare the highest quality nutrition to babies in need,” said Kris Gladwell, Vice-President, Development, at St. Boniface Hospital Foundation.
“This generous gift will fund two roll-in refrigerators with mobile roll-in refrigerator racks, a dishwasher and booster heater, and mobile preparation tables.”
*This article was first published in the Spring 2018 edition of Believe, St. Boniface Hospital Foundation’s bilingual newsletter produced twice annually in partnership with St. Boniface Hospital.