Montreal, April 8, 2015 – A few days before the completion of the fourth edition of the Great Food Drive for Children, the three Moissons of the Greater Montreal area: Moisson Montréal, Moisson Rive-Sud and the Centre de bénévolat et moisson Laval, have raised close to $ 100,000. “United for our little ones” is not only the campaign’s slogan, it appeals to the generosity of the public to reach the $ 250,000 goal needed by April 10, to make a real difference in the lives of thousands of families living in poverty and struggling to meet their children’s needs.
“Thefundamental right to feed oneself is at the core of our mission, and a healthy diet plays a crucial role in preventing chronic diseases and various health issues. If every resident of the Greater Montreal area donates $ 0.05 by Friday, we will reach our goal. Otherwise, 20,000 children aged between 0 and 5 in the Greater Montreal area who are at risk of suffering because we have a shortage of essential goods for toddlers”, says Dany Michaud, Executive Director of Moisson Montreal.
How can you help?
- Online: visit greatfooddrive.com and click on “Make a donation”
- At Uniprix: drop-off non-perishable food items for toddlers or make monetary donations at the cash register
- By text message: text the word UNITED to 20222 to make a $ 5 donation
- By phone: call 514-344-4494
What to give?
- Infant formula
- Puréed baby food or cereals
- Diapers and wipes
- Any other non perishable food items for toddlers
The money raised will be used exclusively to purchase and distribute food for toddlers with partnering community organizations who have programs specifically targeting families with young children and expectant mothers.
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, its 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: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLELjn8vJ4tPqK8RIUfOmtNinnQo7JQlU-
Eve-Marie Lortie and Claudia Marques, spokespeople of the Great Food Drive for children and Dany Michaud, Executive Director of Moisson Montreal are available for interviews.
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