Moisson Montréal calls on Montrealers to give generously

Only a few days left to give to the Hunger doesn't take a holiday campaign to help 17,000 hungry children

MONTRÉAL, Aug. 26, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - As the first Hunger doesn't take a holiday campaign is coming to an end, Moisson Montréal presented this morning an initiation to volunteering which took place at its premises to launch a final appeal to the generosity of Montrealers. Citizens have until August 31 to donate and help Moisson Montréal reach its objective of $45,000. Donations will help 17,000 hungry children from across the city aged between 3 and 17 and who depend on food banks in their daily lives.

Among the dignitaries who came to volunteer were Mayor of Montreal Denis Coderre, Mayor of Saint-Laurent Alan DeSousa, Norman-McLaren District City councillor Aref Salem, Vieux-Rosemont District Councillor Érika Duchesne, and member of the executive committee responsible for social development, community and homelessness Monique Vallée. Actress Florence Longpré, the campaign's spokesperson, was also on hand.

Moisson Montréal's Executive Director, Richard D. Daneau, provided a campaign update during the event open to the public, held at its headquarters. Several dignitaries, such as Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre, attended the event. Mr. Daneau said: "I am glad to report that we are about to reach our goal of $45,000 we established for this first ever summer campaign. I want to thank each and every Montrealer for their support. However, we need one last effort to cross the line and to make this campaign a true success. Hunger remains a priority all year long, and this is why I want to remind Montrealers that every donation makes a difference."

Campaign Update 
With only a few more days to go to the Hunger doesn't take a holiday campaign, Moisson Montréal has raised $43,105, which is very close to the original objective.

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.

How to make a donation to the Hunger Doesn't Take a Holiday campaign?

  • By texting VACANCES at 20222 to make a $10 donation ;
  • By making a donation online at faimdesvacances.com.

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

 

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

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