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York University
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Toronto, Ontario
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Can’t Go Home for Christmas? At Glendon Santa will Come to You


Students staying in residence at Glendon over the holidays will receive a festive food package from Chartwell Food Services. Associate Principal (Student Services) Louise Lewin and Glendon Food Service Director Stephanie Fontaine (pictured below) have collaborated on this special service, since the cafeteria is closed during the holidays.

“It is very hard to be away from family and friends during the festive season”, said Lewin, “but some of our residents just live too far away to go home. We wanted to make them feel cared about with this package of holiday treats.”

What’s in the package? Well, coffee, tea, soup, chocolates, cookies – in other words, all the necessary food groups. “I put things in the package that I would like to receive”, said Fontaine, “comfort foods which ease the distance from home. Working on this small campus makes me feel part of the community. I want to contribute to the students’ well-being”, added Fontaine.

Another example of the personal attention students receive at Glendon: Associate Principal Lewin, who lives on campus, has invited students remaining in residence during the holidays to a festive dinner at her home. “I feel that we are their family away from home”, said Lewin.

Above: Stephanie Fontaine, Glendon Food Service Director

Article submitted by Glendon communications officer Marika Kemeny

Published on December 13, 2004