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 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.

Special notice:

The food bank is currently closed but we are offering an emergency food assistance service. Emergency food boxes are delivered to your home. Deliveries take place Monday to Thursday for the following areas: H3C, H3E, H3J, H3K, H4C, H4E, H4G, H4H.

You can request an appointment for a delivery by:

  • Clicking on the button below and filling out our online form;
  • Calling us at (514) 933-5599 (dial 0) and leaving a short voice mail with your full name and telephone number;
  • Emailing your information to info@sharethewarmth.ca

We will get back to you within 1 full business day.

If you use our food bank, please take a few minutes and fill in our short online survey

Your feedback is important. It helps us better meet your needs and improve our service. Click on the button below to fill in the survey.

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.

Important notice: The food bank is currently closed but we are offering an emergency food assistance service Monday to Thursday by delivery only.

Open Mondays and Thursdays after the 7th day of the month. Registration takes place from 1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Numbers are given to members starting at 1:00 p.m. 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 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 three visits per month.

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