The Scarborough Hospital wants to know: What’s your favourite comfort food when you’re sick?


Whether it’s a simple bowl of chicken noodle soup or something more unusual, the foods we eat when we’re sick are as important as a warm blanket and fuzzy slippers. And now your favourite comfort food story could win you one of three great prizes in The Scarborough Hospital’s comfort food story contest.

The Scarborough Hospital is looking for unique, funny, inspiring, poignant, or remarkable stories about what people eat when they’re not feeling well and why. The best entry as chosen by staff in the General campus Nutrition and Food Services department will win a $200 Oliver & Bonacini gift card that can be used at the Canadian comfort food restaurant Bannock in downtown Toronto. Second prize includes two gift baskets of food straight from local Ontario farmers, courtesy of the organizations 100 Mile Market and 100km Foods. Third prize is a gift basket from The Scarborough Hospital’s prime food vendor SYSCO Canada.

“We’re adding many traditional comfort foods to our inpatient menu as part of our ReFRESHing our Menu project in order to cater to the dietary preferences of our diverse community, and to help make our patients’ hospital stay just that much better,” said Vice President of Patient Experience Anne Marie Males.
“But with cold and flu season in full swing, many people will be looking to their own personal comfort foods, and we want to give them an opportunity to share their story and maybe win a prize!”

A post on the hospital’s Transforming TSH blog has all the contest details and entries can be submitted directly to the comments section of the blog post. Stories can also be submitted to the hospital’s Facebook page

The contest is open until January 20.