Table of Hope
While the event has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you can still support Share the Warmth’s food programs by donating today. We thank you for your support in these difficult times.
Photos: Tim Chin Photography
Table of Hope 2020 cancelled
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 edition of Table of Hope, as holding such an event will not be feasible given the circumstances . However, the needs within Share the Warmth’s food programs are greater than ever and we are expecting to see continued increases in demand in the weeks and months ahead.
We appreciate that these are unprecedented times and that the weeks and months ahead hold a tremendous amount of uncertainty, however it is critical that we come together and support the most vulnerable members of our community at this time. Share the Warmth is already responding to these needs, but we need your help.
Share the Warmth has launched an emergency relief program to support the members of our community who are hardest hit by this crisis. As part of this program all non-essential programming has been suspended so that all of Share the Warmth’s resources can be focused on ensuring that all the members of our community continue to have access to adequate amounts of healthy food during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are some facts about our response:
- Doubled the availability of our food security programs;
- 45% increase in demand at our food bank;
- Indications are that this is only the tip of the iceberg and that demand will continue to increase;
- We continue to provide fresh fruits and vegetables along with a healthy mix of canned and dry food;
- If our users had to purchase the items that we are providing to them at the grocery store their costs would be:
- 1 person box: $82
- 2 person box: $148
- 3 person box: $200
- 4 person box: $266
- 5 person box: $306
- 6 person box: $360
- Increased demand for home delivery for people who cannot go out;
- Implemented safety measures to protect our staff and ensure the continuity of our services, including: splitting our team into two independent groups with no cross contact to ensure that we can continue to provide services even if we have a positive COVID-19 case within our team.
Share the Warmth is responding to an unprecedented level of need from the most vulnerable members of the Montreal community and we hope that you can support us in our emergency relief program.