Barilla extends Covenant House partnership for a tenth year

Support for a youth cooking program comes with promotion across digital channels.

Barilla Canada has extended its long-standing partnership with Covenant House Toronto by supporting its Cooking for Life program.

The partnership is now in its 10th year, with a donation from Barilla of 1,070 servings of pasta and $1,500 worth of living essential items for the youth Covenant House serves.

Barilla has been involved with Covenant House since the inception of the Cooking for Life Program, a hands-on training program that teaches cooking skills needed to work in hospitality and the principles of a healthy diet. Since its introduction, 402 young people have graduated from the program, with 92% earning their food handler’s certificate, 40% retaining employment with their placement employer and 45% securing a position with another employer within the hospitality industry.

The partnership is being promoted across Barilla Canada’s website as well as Covenant House’s website and social channels. Barilla will continue their support of the Cooking for Life program through the rest of the summer with additional cooking classes and will continue to honour their lasting pledge to gift Barilla chef coats and knife sets to graduating students.