Food Bank

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, 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 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.).

Impact

  • 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.

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.

Open 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. 231) or by email at info@sharethewarmth.ca

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. 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.

For more information, please contact Vanessa at (514) 933-5599 ext. 231 or by email: info@sharethewarmth.ca

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.

 

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. 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 Vanessa Hogu at (514) 933-5599 (ext. 222) or by email at info@sharethewarmth.ca