When Steve Williams heard that a Halifax program that provides meals to children and seniors in need was being shut down over its outdated dishwashing practices, the business owner immediately intervened — and donated a commercial dishwasher to keep the program running.
Organizers at the centre were told that they needed a food establishment permit, and could no longer serve food to community members until they upgraded their dishwashing practices to either include two extra sinks or a commercial dishwasher.
"We'd probably be looking at, to get a new one, and the carpentry work and electrical, probably $8,000," said executive director Doug MacDonald. "We don’t have that money."
The centre provides breakfast and lunch for up to 50 children a day. MacDonald worried that some of those children wouldRead More »from Halifax Good Samaritan donates dishwasher, saves community meal program