The Great Food Drive for Children
From April 1 to April 30, 2019, the 8th edition of the Great Food Drive for Children will take place
First established in 2012 by Moisson Montréal, The Great Food Drive for Children has become an annual campain run in close collaboration with Moisson Rive-Sud, Moisson Laval and Moisson Estrie. Its primary objective is to raise awareness and to convey the serious health consequences food insecurity has on the 20,000 young children in the Greater Montreal area and the Eastern Townships.
DID YOU KNOW?
• A simple $2 donation allows 1 young child to be fed nutritiously for 1 week.
• Each month, almost 20,000 children from 0 to 5 years old receive food aid from our network of Moissons. They could almost fill the Bell Centre!
• Not offering children a healthy diet is to limit their potential for development, to favor limitations and future health problems and it is to prevent them from full development.
• If it’s difficult for parents to live with their own hunger, it’s even more difficult to live with the hunger of their little ones.
• Parents who are not able to feed their family can feel anxiety that can sometimes create considerable stress for children.
HOW TO GIVE
If you wish to make a donation, click here
By text message: Text “MOISSON” to 20222 and a donation of $ 10 will be made to the campaign.By phone: 514 344-4494 extension 222
In person: At participating stores in Provigo and Maxi on the Island of Montreal, on the South Shore and in Estrie until April 14, 2018
For more information regarding sponsorship and partners, contact Véronica Roy: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information regarding media, contact Cora MacDonald:
email@example.com, 514 935 2777 ext 248
Our campaign partners :
Feeding the Holiday Spirit
From November 1st to December 24th, 2018, as every year, Moisson Montréal launches its annual campaign Feeding the Holiday Spirit. The organization invites the public to give generously during the holidays, to collect donations and food items to prepare holiday baskets for Montrealers in need.
Moisson Montréal provides food supplies to 241 accredited community organizations on the Island of Montreal, which in turn provide food assistance to nearly 137,000 people per month, including 41,500 children.
Make a donation
Help us make a real difference in the lives of 137,000 Montrealers in need. Your support for Moisson Montréal is essential during the holiday season, as it is the busiest time of the year and the demand for emergency food aid is at its peak.
Your donation has a real impact on the society!
Did you know that Moisson Montréal’s administration costs are among the lowest in the country and that we deliver 1,300 tonnes of food every month that is mostly donated to us? Thanks to this and the generosity of our valued donors and partners, we benefit from extraordinary leverage.
In fact, a donation of one dollar has a significant increase in its reach and allows ut to distribute $15 worth of food.
Hungry for Vacation
At this time of year, one dedicated to rest and festivities, Moisson Montréal would like to remind everyone that hunger doesn’t take a vacation for many people. That’s why we are launching the summer campaign Hungry for Vacation for the fourth year in a row.
With your support, you can help us meet their needs!
During the summer, many families on the island of Montreal suddenly have fewer food resources available to them because they can no longer benefit from school food aid or various programs that suspend their activities during the summer season. Moisson Montreal’s accredited partners see the demand for their support increase, and so our reserves empty quickly.
To meet the demand, Moisson Montreal aims to raise $75,000 to help underprivileged families to get the food they need during the summer. We also hope to raise awareness about this little known problem which affects families in all parts of the island of Montreal.
At the same time, Moisson Montréal is mobilizing to provide snacks during 8 weeks to 15 summer camps located in disadvantaged areas of Montreal. This program will positively impact 1300 children every day.
TOGETHER, LET’S MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
From July 9th to August 23rd, contribute in different ways to Hunger for Vacation:
- Donate via www.noholidayforhunger.com
- Participate in Texting Tuesday on August 6th by texting MOISSON at 20222 and make a $10 donation (but you don’t have to wait, you can text us anytime!)
- Rendez-vous at La Ronde on July 25th and 26th and make a $15 donation or donate 6 non-perishable goods to get a daily admission for $25 plus taxes. Don’t miss this event and bring your friends and family!
Our mission does not consist solely of collecting and distributing foodstuffs. In fact, we also carry out different types of food support projects. Various large-scale innovative projects are being developed to ensure better accessibility, quality and variety of food for the less fortunate population of Montreal.
Food Recovery Program in Supermarkets
In collaboration with the Marcelle and Jean Coutu Foundation
The Food Recovery Program in Supermarkets (FRPS) was created in October 2013. It is the first of its kind in Canada and offers a unique and sustainable solution to the problem of food insecurity and waste. Moisson Montréal has reached a province-wide agreement with the Metro, Super C, Provigo and Maxi grocery stores to recover of unsold foodstuffs, which will then be distributed to community organizations. Moisson Montréal will recover unsold foodstuffs that are still safe for consumption from supermarket partners.
There are five categories of foodstuffs recovered:
- Meat and meat substitutes
- Baked goods
- Varied products
- Frozen products
- Fruits and vegetables
Why create this program?
Moisson Montréal is constantly seeking innovative and sustainable solutions to the problem of food insecurity and waste. We thus seized on this opportunity to offer our accredited organizations better services and to reduce food waste, including the pollution related to waste management. In addition, FRPS also generates cost savings for our organizations and supermarkets. Meat represented less than 1% of the foodstuffs that we distributed; yet, it is the item most sought by our organizations. Meat is a very costly food item and thus, less available to individuals with lower incomes.
Our major partner: Marcelle and Jean Coutu Foundation
The Foundation has become a major partner of the Food Recovery Program in Supermarkets in 2016 by donating $1.5 million, which will finance the program through to 2018. With this donation, the Foundation, which has contributed more than $3 million to our organization since 1991, will cover costs associated with training personnel, purchasing and maintaining refrigerated vehicles, buying freezers, building a test laboratory, hiring new drivers and more.
To access the most recent data on our Food Recovery Program in Supermarkets, click here.
Feeding Our Future
In spite of studies on delays in growth, of the increased risks of illness and of underachievement at school caused by hunger, there are still over 2 million children in Canada suffering from undernourishment. An estimated 5.5 million Canadians are at risk of famine and 40% of children rely on food banks in Canada.
To help alleviate this problem, Sodexo established the Feeding Our Future program. Funded by the Sodexo Foundation, Feeding Our Future donates the necessary food and labour to provide summer lunches to children who are given subsidised meals during the school year. Moisson Montréal is proud to participate in this program since 2001. We provide and deliver close to 39,000 lunches to 916 young children from 12 day camps supported by our accredited community organizations. Moisson Montréal wishes to thank d’Olymel, the program main sponsor.
Pool resources of community organizations for group purchases
RAOC member organizations served by Moisson Montréal benefit from a co-op structure for the purchase of foodstuffs to add to their supply. United as one, these organizations will see their purchasing power increase and will achieve significant savings.
Fight Hunger Day
On October 8th 2015, we received hundreds of our partners at Centre St-Pierre à Montréal. Addressing the partner organizations of Moisson Montréal, this day was created to encourage meetings and discussions between organizations having food security of citizens at heart.
This day of reflexion allowed participants to attend conferences, panels and workshops on various topics and issues relatind to food aid and food security in an urban context.