Everyone should have access to sufficient, healthy food.
Share the Warmth aims to increase access to sufficient, healthy and culturally appropriate food because it is an essential part of any community. The food bank and our other food programs provide food assistance to food-insecure individuals and families and aim to strengthen the autonomy of its members.
The Food Bank provides a three- to four-day supply of food, twice per month, to residents of the Southwest and Verdun boroughs who are trying to make ends meet.
The food bank follows a choice-based model. This provides individuals with the ability to choose culturally appropriate food in quantities that suit their needs and the needs of their families. At every food bank, we offer tastings of different foods to encourage members to discover lesser-known 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 1 pm to 6 pm
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.
Pointe-Saint-Charles residents with reduced mobility can make an appointment for delivery. A doctor’s note is required to be eligible for this service.
For more information, please contact Bianca at (514) 933-5599 (dial 2 or 231) or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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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.
Our largest food drive – Share the Holiday Spirit – takes place during the holiday season. Companies, schools and community members make teams and sell “virtual food boxes” and collect non-perishable food to support our food security programs. These donations will help stock the food bank for the year ahead.
If you would like to organize a food drive, please contact Bianca at (514) 933-5599 (ext. 231) or by email at email@example.com