Local Volunteer Project: Help Feed Montreal’s Youth

A World Youth and Student Travel Conference (WYSTC) 2017 volunteer opportunity

 

 For the Local Volunteer Project 2017, WYSTC delegates were invited to dedicate one morning to volunteering for the benefit of the local community. In 2017, WYSE Travel Confederation partnered with Moisson Montreal, the food bank warehouse providing food aid each month to over 137,000 people, nearly 45,000 of whom are children.

About Moisson Montréal (MM):

  • Serves approximately 254 community organizations on a regular basis and provides ad hoc assistance to 55 more organizations on the Island of Montreal
  • Works closely with 304 agri-food businesses to effectively collect their donations
  • Distributes 14.2 million kilos of food and other basic products worth nearly $81.5M

What we did:

  • Packed food, sorted fruit/vegetables, labelled goods, and moved packed boxes
  • MM provided induction, distributed tasks, and had a supervisor present for any questions

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