Join the Miracle Food Drive on Sept. 13
Montreal is set to hold the largest food drive in its history in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. It’s a massive undertaking and the Miracle Food Drive needs your help.
The Miracle food drive will take place on Sunday, September 13, between noon and 4 p.m. Giving is easy: residents of the Greater Montreal region, including the island and north and south shore suburbs, need only place a non-perishable food item on their porch or stoop.
Here's where YOU come in: thousands of volunteers are needed from across the region, in each neighbourhood, to collect the items, sort them and deliver them to the people and organizations who need them most. Be a captain, a team leader, a driver.
Volunteering will not put anyone at risk; all public health precautions will be in place. No one will be asked to ring doorbells or knock at doors. Volunteers will simply scoop up the food item(s) residents have left for them.
Success depends on the 4.2 million people in the region and the thousands of volunteers needed to answer the call: neighbours helping neighbours.
The food drive was spearheaded in Montreal by volunteer Gillian Aitken and a growing team of volunteers from every part of the city and area of expertise who saw the potential for Montrealers to come together and donate as more and more individuals and families struggle to make ends meet is enormous.
“I am hearing so many Montrealers saying that they want to do something to help those struggling during this pandemic,” Aitken said. “This food drive gives us all a way to contribute and participate in feeding our communities and supporting each other during this crisis.”
A dedicated website can be found at http://www.miracle13septembre.org/ for more information and to sign up as a volunteer.