MONTREAL — Moisson Montréal and Sodexo will host the 14th annual Grand BBQ as part of the Feeding Our Future program, benefiting youth who receive food aid from day camps operated by community groups. The two organizations, which are committed to serving more than 40,000 lunch boxes every summer, will help 750 children celebrate summer by enjoying delicious meals prepared by program volunteers.
The Feeding Our Future program was created in 2000 by the Sodexo Foundation to provide summer food aid when school foodservice is no longer available. Of the 140,000 individuals receiving food aid from Moisson Montréal every month, almost one third are children. “At Moisson Montréal we are committed to getting involved in programs that reduce the food insecurity that afflicts thousands of Montrealers,” explains Dany Michaud, executive director of Moisson Montréal.
“Hunger has been a cause near and dear to our hearts for many years. As parents, brothers and sisters it is devastating to think that so many young children are still going hungry in 2015. That’s why the Feeding Our Future program has been a key part of our activities for nearly 15 years,” adds Katherine Power, VP of Communications at Sodexo Canada.
The lunch boxes provided to youth are prepared every morning in Sodexo’s installations by volunteers — mostly managers — and Moisson Montréal’s employees before being distributed to 13 Montreal-area day camps operated by community groups, which already receive year-round aid from Moisson Montréal.