Frequently asked questions and answers

On September 13th, 2020, at 12:00 p.m., we are inviting every citizen, in all communities on the island of Montreal and the surrounding area, to place a non-perishable food item on their doorstep. Thousands of community volunteers will collect donations and distribute them to those in need in your community. 

Knowing that food insecurity has increased since COVID-19, this will would go a long way in meeting the needs of the community. The idea is simple: unite in these difficult times to fight hunger.

It is a grassroots initiative. We invite all residents, community leaders and local businesses to come together to lead, volunteer, and donate food. This event is owned equally by the 4.2 million people that call the Greater Montreal area home.

If your donation was missed, please deliver it directly to the food bank closest to you during their opening hours. Here is the List of Organizations.

Here is a list of recommended items:

  • Cereals, pseudocereals, wheat and its derivatives (rice, buckwheat, oats, millet, barley, quinoa, couscous, bulgur, etc.)
  • Pasta
  • Pasta sauces
  • Vegetable oils
  • Breakfast cereals, muesli, etc.
  • Flour Nuts and seeds Dried fruits
  • Nut butter
  • Coffee
  • Sugar
  • Legumes (beans, chickpeas, lentils, etc.)
  • Canned fish
  • Milk (Grand Pré milk, soy milk, almond milk)
  • Canned soup (preferably reduced in salt)
  • Infant formulas and baby products (baby food jars, powdered milk, diapers, hygiene products)
  • Healthy snacks
  • Hygiene products (sanitary napkins, toilet paper, toothpaste)