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You can participate in a way that suits you!

  • Donate what you can on March 13th at 10am
  • Register as Team Captain in your borough
  • Register as volunteer to collect donations
  • Register as volunteer to sort donations
  • Spread the message to family, friends and neighbours. Share our posts on social medias, make signs to put in your window or on your car…!

Here is a list of recommended non-perishable items you can donate:

  • Cereals, pseudocereals, wheat and its derivatives (rice, buckwheat, oats, millet, barley, quinoa, couscous, bulgur, etc.)
  • Pasta
  • Pasta sauces
  • Vegetable oils
  • Breakfast cereals, muesli, etc.
  • Flour Nuts and seeds Dried fruits
  • Nut butter
  • Coffee
  • Sugar
  • Legumes (beans, chickpeas, lentils, etc.)
  • Canned fish
  • Milk (Grand Pré milk, soy milk, almond milk)
  • Canned soup (preferably reduced in salt)
  • Infant formulas and baby products (baby food jars, powdered milk, diapers, hygiene products)
  • Healthy snacks
  • Hygiene products (sanitary napkins, toilet paper, toothpaste)
People who need immediate food assistance at this time.
It is a grassroots initiative led by the citizens of the Island of Montréal, Laval, and the South Shore. We invite all residents, community leaders and local businesses to come together to lead, volunteer, and donate food.

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!