Montreal, June 30, 2015 – One team effort from St-John’s to Vancouver: 13 cities, 18 days, 11 000 kilometers and one goal of 100 000 kg of foodstuffs for Montreal. One passion through Canada: hockey. Are you ready to play hockey for food?
For the sixth consecutive year, Moisson Montréal and Five Hole for Food (FHFF) unite their efforts to realise a national food drive. This year again, Richard Loat, CEO and Founder of FHFF, and his team will cross Canada from East to West via Uniprix Stadium to help Moisson Montréal. Dany Michaud, Executive Director of Moisson Montréal, challenges all Montrealers: “This year, we have a huge, but realistic goal to achieve. Let us now prove to the rest of Canada that Montreal is a true hockey town by raising a maximum of foodstuffs to fight hunger which affects over 140,000 people a month.”
Thus, on Monday July 6th, we invite people of all ages to come and have fun during this grand movement of social commitment. It is a sportive and familial gathering which is totally free and perfect for all level of play. Everyone can participate by bringing its own hockey stick and foodstuff. Employees and volunteers from Moisson Montréal will be there to collect food and monetary donations.
WHAT: Deck Hockey Tournament benefiting Moisson Montréal
WHEN: Monday July 6th from 3 PM to 6 PM
WHERE: Uniprix Stadium, 285 Gary-Carter, Montreal
For registration, please visit the FHFF website at www.fiveholeforfood.com/register.
Hashtags: #FHFF and #MoissonMTL
Facebook Page: facebook.com/FiveHoleForFood
Facebook Event: facebook.com/events/868291033243695
Twitter: @fiveholeforfood and @MoissonMTL
About Moisson Montréal
A non-profit organization founded in 1984, Moisson Montréal is today the largest food bank in Canada. Through its centre for collecting, sorting and distributing emergency food assistance, the organization allocates nearly 800 tons of food per month to more than 240 accredited community organizations on the Island of Montreal. In turn, these organizations provide food assistance to 140,000 people, including more than 20,000 children between the ages of 0 and 5. Moisson Montréal receives funding and supplies mainly through donations. Its operations require the collaboration of nearly 8,000 volunteers each year and result in the redistribution of about $61 million worth of groceries annually. For additional information: www.moissonmontreal.org.
Winner of the 2015 Novae Corporate Citizenship Prize in the Supply category for its Food Recovery Program with Supermarkets. www.moissonmontreal.org/news
About Five Hole For Food
Five Hole For Food is an initiative of hockey fans from Vancouver. This great adventure began in March 2010 as after incredible Olympic Games in British Columbia, the Canadian spirit, the collaboration and the passion were tangible from an ocean to the other. Conscious that hockey could be used as a vehicle for social change, a small idea became a grand movement. The result? A trip from St-John to Vancouver via Montreal with for objective to collect food and monetary donations while increasing awareness of the population in the importance of the food banks in Canada, while these largely need it. For further information: www.fiveholeforfood.com
For further information, please contact:
Media Relations, Moisson Montréal
M. 514 701-4206
T. 514 344-4494, ext. 239
Media Relations, Five Hole for Food
T. 604 312-4879