FOOD BANK: EVERYONE SHOULD HAVE ACCESS TO SUFFICIENT, HEALTHY FOOD
Access to sufficient, healthy and culturally appropriate food is an essential part of any community.
Share the Warmth strives to improve access to food through its food bank program. The food bank and our other food programs provide food assistance to food insecure individuals and families and aims to strengthen the autonomy of its members.
Please note that our delivery service for all ends on Wednesday, June 23. The food bank will be closed from June 24 to July 5 and will resume regular, in-person services on Tuesday, July 6 from 1:00 to 3:30 pm. No appointment is required.
Beginning Tuesday, July 6, the food bank will be open every Tuesday and Thursday from 1:00 to 3:30 pm. On the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month, the food bank will be open from 1:00 to 6:00 pm.
People with reduced mobility can make an appointment for a delivery by contacting us at 514-933-5599 (dial 2 or 231) or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Food Bank provides a three- to four-day emergency supply of food to individuals and families living in the Southwest and Verdun boroughs who are trying to make ends meet.
The food bank follows a member-choice model, where each member or family can pick the food items they want. This provides individuals with the ability to choose what they eat, develops autonomy and encourages them to take responsibility for their health. At every food bank, we offer tastings of different foods to encourage members to discover lesserknown products (e.g. turnips, tempeh, brown rice, etc.) and printed recipes with healthy meal ideas are also available (e.g. lentil spaghetti sauce, cauliflower couscous, etc.).
- 1,100 people rely on our food bank each month, 30% of whom are under the age of 18.
- 5,675 families relied on the food bank this past year, 26% of whom are single-parent households.
- 718 home deliveries were made this past year for members with reduced mobility.
- 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.
Open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm. 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month, open from 1pm to 6pm.
We provide a home delivery service for people with limited mobility or a health problem that does not allow them to get around. A doctor’s note is required to access the delivery service.
For more information, contact Bianca at email@example.com or by calling 514-933-5599 (ext. 231).
To register, bring a Medicare card or a 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. If you live in the following postal codes, you are eligible to use our food bank: H3C, H3E, H3J, H3K, H4C, H4E, H4G, H4H. If you live outside of these postal codes, you can call the Centre de référencement du Grand Montréal by dialing 211 to find out which food bank serves your neighbourhood.
The cost to use our food bank is $1 per adult in the household for each visit. Members are allowed a maximum of two visits per month.
For more information, please contact Bianca at (514) 933-5599 ext. 231 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Get more bang for your buck!
Financial donations have a greater impact on fighting hunger in our community. Through bulk purchasing and reduced rates, every $10 you donate allows us to buy $30 worth of food! Additionally, through conscious purchasing, we aim to provide fresh, healthy, seasonal, local, and minimally processed food for our members.
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. If you would like to donate food, please consult our wish list below.
Food Drives are also 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 Bianca at (514) 933-5599 (ext. 231) or by email at email@example.com