Food Bank

EVERYONE SHOULD HAVE ACCESS TO SUFFICIENT FOOD

Access to sufficient, healthy and appropriate food is an essential part of any community.
Share the Warmth strives to improve access to food, by feeding the community and strengthening the autonomy of its members.

The Food Bank provides a three- to four-day emergency supply of food to individuals and families living in the Southwest borough and Verdun who are trying to make ends meet.

Impact

  • 1,400 people rely on our food bank each month, 30% of whom are under the age of 18.
  • 20% of members use the food bank each month, while 80% use it between one and four times a year.

Priorities

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

Food Donations

Donations of non-perishable foods such as canned fruits, vegetables, and proteins like tuna are always welcome. We also welcome donations of fresh produce, milk, and eggs. Donating funds for the purchase of healthy food allows us to take advantage of the best prices so that more people can benefit.

2014-07-21 13.26.49Open Mondays and Thursdays after the 7th day of the month. Registration takes place from noon to 1:15 p.m. Numbers are given to members from noon and distribution takes place between 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.. The  food bank is open until 6:00 p.m. on the last Thursday of every month.

A home delivery service for individuals with reduced mobility is also available with presentation of a reference from a doctor or social worker.

If you would like more information or to register, please contact Vanessa at (514) 933-5599 (ext. 224) or by email at foodsecurity@sharethewarmth.ca

Drop-in

A drop-in resource centre welcomes members while they wait for their food boxes. Computers are available for use and presentations, concerts, and other activities often take place on food bank days.

To register, bring a Medicare/picture identification card for all household members as well as proof of residence. Residents from Point Saint-Charles, St. Henri, Little Burgundy, Ville-Émard and Verdun are welcome.

The cost is $1 per adult in the household for each visit.

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 encouraged to contribute to the drive by giving non-perishable food items. These donations will help stock the food bank for months.

If you would like to pick up a box for your community or company, please contact Carole at (514) 933-5599 (ext. 221) or by email at foodsecurityadmin@sharethewarmth.ca