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MONTREAL NORTH, April 30 /CNW Telbec/ - The official opening of the
Lighthouse of Montreal North, a community restaurant and food bank,
took place today in the presence of federal member of parliament Denis
The Lighthouse of Montreal North plans to provide hundreds of meals a
week to people from Montreal North who find themselves in need. The
idea for the project came out of the community's desire to have a place
that could provide food at no cost. This initiative comes at a time
when 17 percent of adults in Montreal North find themselves living on
"Whether it's to help them out of a temporary bind or to give them
something more long-term, the Lighthouse of Montreal North will be
there. We want to support those who are in financial straits and help
them better their situation. We also want to let people know that there
are some positive things taking place in Montreal North," said Pastor
Mario Catalano of the Emmanuel Pentecostal Christian Church, who
spearheaded the initiative.
The Lighthouse of Montreal North's mission is to offer assistance to
people of all religions and backgrounds who find themselves in need.
Warm and welcoming, it will treat people with the dignity they deserve.
"The Lighthouse of Montreal North is a place where people can feed both
body and soul. They will find something to eat, but they'll also get
some attention, meet some friendly folks and be at the centre of a
great community project," added Pastor Roberto Angelone, who has been
responsible for the endeavour.
Supported entirely with donations and a group of 80 volunteers, the
Lighthouse of Montreal North will be offering breakfasts and lunches,
from Monday to Friday. The food bank will be open on Fridays.
The Lighthouse of Montreal North is located at 11,835 Langelier Blvd,
near the corner of Maurice Duplessis Blvd.
SOURCE LIGHTHOUSE OF MONTREAL NORTH
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Pastor Roberto Angelone