You can participate in a way that suits you!
Here is a list of recommended non-perishable items you can donate:
The team captain is the volunteer in charge of contacting the registered volunteers in his or her neighbourhood, dividing the streets for the collection, contacting the food banks in his or her neighbourhood, coordinating everything for the smooth running and division of tasks. There may be several captains per neighbourhood.
Interactive ”captain’s tools and maps” will be provided to help you prepare! — To be able to contact volunteers, food banks in your neighborhood and other captains as needed.
A volunteer (by foot, by bike or with a vehicle) who registers will be contacted by his or her neighborhood captain to coordinate with other volunteers for March 13th. If you are not contacted, we will, if you wish, give you the tools to find the food banks in your neighbourhood to carry the donations.
The more captains and volunteers per neighbourhood,
the better the ‘treasure hunt’ will be!
Food must be protected from weather and external factors so as not to compromise its salubrity. Cover cardboard packaging in plastic bags in case of rain or snow, do not place them directly on the ground. You could put them in a bin, a box on a chair… Be creative!
This is a city-wide event for everyone to participate. Imagine all Montrealers on the same mission to help others at the same time on the same day.
It will be much more than a food drive: it will be a city-wide celebration of kindness and caring. Barriers will be raised, bonds will be forged, people’s lives will be illuminated. Our communities will come together. As the effects of COVID-19 have multiplied in recent months, it is necessary to focus our efforts locally. This is a safe, socially distant and community-valuing event that allows you to collaborate with those in your borough.
Do you know your neighbor? This is your chance to connect (from 2 meters away!) with him/her!
If you have not been contacted by a team captain by Friday afternoon:
Here is a map for you! The password has been sent at your registered email: https://miraclemontreal.org/acces-prive-capitaine-et-volontaires/
On Saturday March 13th, go pick up food donations in your area and deliver them to the nearest food drop-off spot (purple house) located on the map during their opening hours!
This grassroots initiative belongs to all of us; Let’s all unite and come together to make this miracle happen!
If it’s not, then that person needed it. This event is about trusting people to decide for themselves if they are in need of food in these times. We believe when you let people make the choice, very few take advantage if they don’t need food.
Yes! You can bring your donation directly to the nearest drop-off point shown on the map (purple icon) during their opening hours: https://bit.ly/38spSyJ
For the hygiene measures in effect during the event, please consult our COVID-19 page. All volunteers are responsible for respecting the recommendations in effect.
Food will be picked up from apartment buildings and condos in front of the main entrance outside the building. Residents can gather all donations in one spot. Please register the adress of the building here: https://miraclemontreal.org/donate-food-register/