Moisson Montréal and La Ronde's third annual food drive

Bring 6 food items and save up to 60% on the price of a one-day ticket this July 23-24!

MONTREAL, July 14, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - La Ronde and Moisson Montréal invite all Montrealers to the third annual "Christmas at La Ronde". During this two-day event, visitors are encouraged to donate six non-perishable food items; in return they can purchase a one-day ticket at only $24 - that's 60% savings over the regular price. Don't miss this exclusive offer only available on July 23-24 before 6:00 pm! It's a great opportunity for you and your friends and family to have fun and give back to the community too.

"Again, this year, La Ronde and Moisson Montréal have reunited to battle the food insecurity that continues to affect thousands of Montreal families. Over this two-day food drive, we hope that everyone will come out in large numbers to help us restock our warehouse shelves, which empty quickly during the summer season. If each visitor brings six food items, thousands of people will get food aid. We would like to sincerely thank La Ronde for their precious commitment year after year," said Dany Michaud, Executive Director of Moisson Montréal.

So it's going to be a green Christmas at La Ronde this July 23-24! Lovers of the holiday season will delight in meeting Santa Claus, who will be making a detour to Montreal during his well-deserved summer vacation!

A simple gesture that will significantly impact thousands of Montrealers

Hunger is a chronic issue that more people need to be aware of. Every day, organizations affiliated with Moisson Montréal respond to the growing needs of thousands of Montrealers. In fact, Moisson Montréal distributes almost 13 million kilos of foodstuffs and other essential products every year. During the summer season, when certain aid programs are suspended, the need for food aid is still urgent, making this Christmas-themed food drive a necessity.

During the 2014 edition, the generosity of Montrealers resulted in the collection of 3 tons of foodstuffs, which enabled the organization to distribute 255 bags of groceries. Support Moisson Montréal and La Ronde in their efforts to provide those in need with food aid by donating non-perishable food items this July 23-24!

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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 800 tons of food per month to more than 240 accredited community organizations on the Island of Montreal. In turn, these organizations provide food assistance to 140,000 people, including 40,000 children between the ages of 0 and 5. 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. Winner of the 2015 Novae Corporate Citizenship Prize in the Supply category for its Food Recovery Program with Supermarkets. For additional information: www.moissonmontreal.org

 

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Image with caption: "The "Christmas at La Ronde" food drive benefiting Moisson Montréal (CNW Group/MOISSON MONTREAL)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150714_C6789_PHOTO_EN_444942.jpg

For further information: To request information or an interview, please contact: Julie Bourbonnière, Director, Communications and Marketing , Moisson Montréal, T. 514 344-4494, ext. 227, C. 514 993-8530, jbourbonniere@moissonmontreal.org; Jules Hébert, Communications Manager, La Ronde, T : 514 397-2001, ext. 2703, jhebert@sftp.com

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