Cushing Bakes with Homeless Youth


TORONTO — Covenant House, the country’s largest shelter for homeless youth, hosted chef Christine Cushing for a cookie baking lesson.

“As a chef, I’m so glad to have the chance to work with these youth to encourage them to follow their dreams and share their talents, especially during this season,” said Cushing.

“We are thrilled to have Christine come to work with our kids who are training for jobs in the food industry,” said Danielle Neilson, who heads up Covenant House’s vocational services. ”Youth in our Cooking for Life program are baking and decorating lots of delicious goodies for the whole house now. And, this is a rare opportunity for them to learn from a recognized expert.”

Covenant House serves as a sanctuary for approximately 4,000 homeless youth annually. It offers a wide range of services to help its residents turn their lives around.

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