Media advisory - Moisson Montréal opens its doors to the public for a morning of initiation to volunteer work

The organization will take advantage of this event to announce the amount collected to date for the Hunger Doesn't Take a Holiday campaign

MONTRÉAL, Aug. 19, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - Members of the medias are invited to a morning of initiation to volunteering, which will be held at Moisson Montréal, in the presence of the Montréal Mayor Denis Coderre and campaign spokeswoman, comedian Florence Longpré (Like-Moi, 19-2, La Galère, etc). This event, taking place on August 26, 2016, is part of the organization's first summer campaign: Hunger Doesn't Take a Holiday.

This campaign's objective is to raise $45,000 in order to substantially improve the daily lives of 17,000 children between the ages of 3 and 17, who suffer from hunger and who rely on food banks to live.

 

WHO:

Denis Coderre, Mayor of Montréal


Florence Longpré, Comedian and spokeswoman for Hunger Doesn't Take a Holiday


Richard D. Daneau, Executive Director, Moisson Montréal



WHEN:

Friday, August 26, 2016, from 9:30 am to 11:00 am



WHERE:

Moisson Montréal


6880, chemin de la Côte-de-Liesse


Montréal - H4T 2A1

 

About Hunger Doesn't Take a Holiday
The goal of this new campaign is to raise $45,000, which will be used by Moisson Montréal and its partner organizations to address the growing need among Montreal families for food assistance during the summer. This campaign has been made possible thanks to the generous support of our sponsors and partners: Desjardins, ACCEO Solutions, CIBLE, La Ronde, Poche et fils and Québec's Food Truck Association. Visit noholidayforhunger.com for more details.

About Moisson Montréal
A non-profit organization founded in 1984, Moisson Montréal is today the largest food bank in Canada. Through its centre for collecting, sorting and distributing emergency food assistance, the organization allocates nearly 1,000 tons of food per month to close to 250 accredited community organizations on the Island of Montréal. In turn, these organizations provide food assistance to 146,000 people, including close to 34,000 children. Moisson Montréal receives funding and supplies mainly through donations. Its operations require the collaboration of nearly 8,000 volunteers each year and result in the redistribution of about 13 million kilos of foodstuffs, representing a total value of close to $61 million. Moisson Montréal has won three awards for its Food Recovery Program in Supermarkets: the Sustainable Development award from Mercuriades, the 2015 Corporate Citizenship (Supply category) award from Novae and the Élixir (Coup de Coeur category) prize from PMI. For additional information: www.moissonmontreal.org

 

SOURCE MOISSON MONTREAL

For further information: or to request an interview with campaign spokeswoman Florence Longpré or with Moisson Montréal representatives, please contact: Émilie Lafond, SYRUS, Bureau : 514 935-2777, ext. 212, Cellulaire : 514 652-7680, elafond@syrusreputation.com

RELATED LINKS
http://www.moissonmontreal.org/

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