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Food Bank

Everyone should have access to food. Good food is essential and brings people together.

Share the Warmth strives to increase this access, to build community through food and to strengthen autonomy.

The Food Bank

The Food Bank provides a three-to-four day emergency supply of food to individuals and families living in the South-West or Verdun trying to make ends meet.

Impact

  • 1,400 baskets are distributed each month. 990 people received food each month and approximately 29% of these are under the age of 18.
  • 20% of members make use of the food bank each month while 80% need it between once and four times a month.

Priorities

  • Increase access to fresh food and vegetables by creating more connections with farmers.
  • Increase understanding of the power of good food and a healthy lifestyle.
  • Create an open space that is inclusive to build community.

Drop-in

While members wait for their food boxes, they are welcomed at the developing drop-in hosted by volunteers and local resources. Presentations, concerts and other activities take place during this time. Members can also use computers put at their disposal.

2014-07-21 13.26.49Opening Hours

Open Mondays and Thursdays after the 7th day of the month. Distribution takes place between 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm. Numbers are given to members as of noon and registrations take place during this waiting period. The  food bank is open until 6 pm on the last Thursday of every month.

A home delivery service to individuals with reduced mobility is also available upon reference by CLSC or another organization.

To find out more, please email foodsecurity@sharethewarmth.ca or or call (514) 933-5599 (extension 224).

To register, bring a medicare/identification card for all household members as well as proof of address. Residents from the Point, St. Henry, Little Burgundy, Ville-Émard and Verdun are welcome. The cost is $1 per household adult for each visit.

Food Donations always welcome

Donations of non-perishable foods such as canned fruits, vegetables and proteins are always welcome. We also welcome donations of fresh produce, milk and eggs when there is space in the refrigerator.

Food Drives are organized several times a year. During the Holiday season, boxes are distributed throughout the island of Montreal in hundreds of locations. Community members are then invited to contribute to the Drive by giving non-perishable food items to the Share the Warmth food bank. These boxes keep the food bank going for many months each year. If you would like to pick up a box for your community or company, please contact Vanessa at 514 933-5599 (extension 224). Food drives are also held in different areas of Montreal and are organized by securitealimentaire@partageonslespoir.ca