PROVIDE BASIC NECESSITIES
The lingering effects of the pandemic compounded by the soaring food, energy and housing costs, have created a perfect storm for many West-Island residents who are now turning to food banks to feed themselves and their loved-ones. The 4 organisations we support in this key area have experienced a sharp increase in the demand for their services and with the current inflation rate, we can only assume that this trend will prevail for some time to come.
From food banks, school lunches, community dinners, food-awareness and nutritional education programs to grocery vouchers, winter-clothing, hygiene products and furniture, these community organisations offer essential services to many families.
- Website: corbeilledepain.comCorbeille de pain offers a variety of activities that promote the accessibility, availability and affordability of healthy foods, in collaboration with other community players.
- Website: onrock.orgOn Rock Community Services offers a food bank, a school lunch service and a community diner to families in need.
- Website: fdoi.orgWest Island Assistance Fund dispenses food and clothing to families in need and offers free summer camp experience for under-privileged children living in the West Island.
- Website: wimmoi.orgWIM, West Island Mission provides well-balanced, high quality food assistance and other related aid to the less fortunate living in the West Island of Montreal.
Did you know that 24,000 West Islanders are living on a low income and more than 750 West Island families are served by our local food banks each month. Of those recipients, 63% are under the age of 25 years old.