Alumna Feature - Amanda Geradts

This week, we are also featuring one of our College’s own alumna, Amanda Geradts! We asked Amanda to tell us a little bit about herself and her role at the Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Center, and here is what she had to say:

“I graduated from the University of Saskatchewan college of Pharmacy and Nutrition in 2018. Since then, I have worked in a variety of settings including clinical, outpatient, and private practice. Currently, I split my time between private practice work with Food to Fit Nutrition, and my work with the Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre as a Nutrition Program Facilitator! 

As part of the Nutrition Program team, myself and my colleagues partner with community-based organizations to deliver free cooking classes to individuals and families experiencing food insecurity. Through both in-person and online classes, we teach a combination of food skills and nutrition concepts tailored to the needs of the group. Besides food provision and food literacy education, our program also serves to create connections and support mental health.  

Depending on the day, you can find me brainstorming recipe ideas for future classes, developing presentations, “shopping” the warehouse for donated foods to use in the classes, packing ingredient kits, and teaching either from my home kitchen, on location with a partner organization, or at the outdoor kitchen in the Garden Patch during the warmer months.  

Check us out on social media to stay up-to-date with all that we are getting up to, and if you want a taste of what it is like to be part of the Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre family, consider coming to volunteer! Check out our website for more information.”