Media invitation – Children’s Day 2015

A family event to announce the results of the Great Food Drive for Children and to sort food donations

 MONTREAL, April 10, 2015 – The Moisson Montreal team invites media representatives to its Children’s Day which will take place at Moisson Montreal on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 8 a.m., to conclude the fourth edition of the Great Food Drive for Children. This gathering will be an occasion to disclose the results of the annual fundraising campaign for babys and toddlers which was held from April 1 to 10, and to sort food donations with volunteers, partners, elected officials, artists and other participants.

Hosted by Josée Boudreault, host at Rythme FM, this family activity will allow children to learn about philanthropy through many fun activities, and adults to show their commitment to 20,000 toddlers living in poverty in the Greater Montreal area.

What: Children’s Day 2015

When: Saturday, April 11, 2015, from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Where: Moisson Montreal (6880, Ch. de la Côte-de-Liesse, Montreal QC  H4T 2A1)


Moisson Montreal representatives:

  • Richard Blain, President of the Board of Directors, Moisson Montreal
  • Dany Michaud, Executive Director, Moisson Montreal along with the management team
  • Claudia Marques (The Beat), spokesperson for the Great Food Drive for Children
  • Josée Boudreault (Rythme FM), host of Children’s Day 2015

Elected officials:

  • Mr. Robert Poëti, Minister responsible for the Montreal region, representing Quebec Prime Minister Philippe Couillard
  • Mr. Stéphane Dion, MP for Saint-Laurent—Cartierville
  • Ms. Kathleen Weil, representing Saint–Laurent MNA Jean-Marc Fournier
  • Ms. Monique Vallée, Member of the Executive Committee (social and community development and homelessness), representing Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre
  • Mr. Alan De Sousa, Mayor of the Borough of Saint-Laurent
  • And many others


8 a.m.           Scavenger hunt and games

10:05 a.m.   Speeches and official pictures

10:35 a.m.   Sorting activity and other activities for children

11:30 a.m.   End of the day

About the Great Food Drive for Children

Initiated in 2012 by Moisson Montréal, the Great Food Drive for Children is an annual campaign that involves two other major food banks, Moisson Rive-Sud and the Centre de bénévolat et moisson Laval, as well as Uniprix, a new corporate partner. The primary objective of the Great Food Drive for children is to raise monetary donations and food for toddlers, in order to help feed over 20,000 toddlers aged 0-5 living in poverty in the Montreal region. Watch the campaign videos:



To confirm your presence or for further information:

Jessica Drolet, Advisor, media relations