One of Canada’s largest food bank, Moisson Montreal, has distributed more than $29 million worth of food since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis.
Employees and volunteers have stepped up the pace of work to distribute 10 per cent more food since June 1st. This increase is in addition to the 30 per cent increase that has been in effect since April 6th. In total, in June 2020, the organization offered 40 per cent more kilos of food than in June 2019 to its 250 accredited community agencies, to emergency centres for the homeless and to other Moissons (food banks) in Quebec.
Throughout the pandemic, many grocery industry members have contributed to the charity to help support vulnerable communities.