NDG Food Security - Resource Guide
The NDG Community Council’s food resource page provides residents with information on local agencies and their food security related programs. In this section you will also find links to various other agencies and useful information as well as a helpful FAQ section. This directory is intended to be used as an information and networking tool to more easily identify food security resources and initiatives such as, but not limited to, food availability, social activism and collective gardening.
FIND SOME KEY POINTS IN NDG & AROUND
THE DEPOT - Food Centre
SHARE HEALTHY FOOD
Emergency Food Baskets
Good Food Markets
Healthy Snack Program
GROW HEALTHY FOOD
COOK HEALTHY FOOD
My Healthy Family NDG
Boîte à Lunch NDG
RESOURCES & SUPPORT
Individual Support and Referrals
Welcome Hall Mission
Free grocery distribution-clients of Marché Bon Accueil browse for food donations and select items as per personal preference.
Christmas baskets and toy distribution School Supplies
Income tax reports
Eligibility: Must create file before collecting food, need ID for all members of family, proof address, proof revenue/need (welfare documents or pay-stubs), banks statements dating back three months
Tuesday & Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM & 1-2:30 PM
Thursday: 1:00 PM-7:00 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM-11:30 AM
4755 D Acorn Street, Montréal, H4C 3L6
514-937-9317 Call for appointment
Community Cafeteria: warm and balanced lunch for $2.00 ($1.00 for children). Free breakfast.
Food Bank: Residents of Côte-des-Neiges and Snowdon are allowed one food basket per month
Meals on Wheel: meals are delivered to eligible residents of Côte-des-Neiges $2.50 per meal.
Monday to Thursday 9.30am - 10.30am (breakfast)
Monday to Friday 12 pm - 1:15pm (lunch)
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
3591 Appleton Ave, Montreal, QC H3S 1L7
Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) Relief Canada
Food bank for individuals in need who meet the financial need criteria of the organization. Call for more information.
Food bank is open on Sundays from 10 AM to 1 PM.
Individuals may use the food bank once per month.
Call 514-482-7070 to create a file and to get an appointment.
5876 Upper Lachine Rd. Montréal, QC H4A 2B9
FOOD BANKS AND FOOD PANTRIES
Canada's Action Plan for Food Security is Canada's response to the World Food Summit (WFS) commitment made by the international community to reduce by half the number of undernourished people no later than the year 2015.
La directrice régionale de santé publique de Montréal, has mission to improve the health and well-being of the region.
Food Secure Canada is a pan-Canadian alliance of organizations and individuals working together to advance food security and food sovereignty through three inter-locking goals: zero hunger, healthy and safe food, and sustainable food systems.
The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAPAQ) influence and support the growth of Quebec bio-food industry in a sustainable development perspective.
Équiterre's mission is to contribute to the construction of a citizens' movement by advocating individual and collective choices that are both ecologically and socially fair. Through four programs - ecological agriculture, fair trade, ecological transport, and energy efficiency - the organization has developed projects which allow citizens and consumers to make concrete gestures that will have a positive effect on the environment and on society.
HOW TO BE INVOLVED
ORGANISATIONS & COMMUNITY GROUPS
NDG Coalition For Food Security.
-works to support our partners in developing an integrated and sustainable food system to ensure food security for all citizens of NDG. It facilitates collaboration amongst community organizations that provide services to address problems related to food insecurity." The Table is currently coordinated by the NDG Community Council.
RESIDENTS, INDIVIDUALS, BUSINESS
How can I participate in food security initiatives?
a- You can donate food and funds to food banks and pantries:
There are simple ways to participate in the flow of food to charitable agencies. As well as contributing non-perishables and personal hygiene items to food banks, surplus perishable foods can also be donated to agencies. For more information on donating food and funds contact your local food bank such as NDG Food Depot.
b- You can volunteer for food security initiatives:
Emergency food services often rely on volunteers for the day to day running of food banks. You can volunteer as a driver, a cook or during client intake. For more information contact your local food bank such as NDG food depot.
c- You can get involved in local social activism:
Activism is quite simple taking action to effect social change. Local organizations such as Transition NDG seek to build community resilience in the face of such challenges as food insecurity. By getting involved you can play a part in increasing local self-reliance through citizen-led education about important issues.