Montreal grocery food recovery program shows strong results
Food bank organization Moisson Montréal says its supermarket program has enabled the recovery of close to 855 tons of food since 2013
Non-profit food bank organization Moisson Montréal has deemed its “Food Recovery Program in Supermarkets” a success, based on the results it has seen since the program’s creation in 2013.
According to the organization, this program has enabled the recovery of nearly 855 tons of food, including 370 tons of meat, which represents savings of more than $8 million for Moisson Montréal’s accredited organizations.
“Our network of partnering supermarkets is growing; over 90 supermarkets on the Island of Montreal and on the South Shore now donate their unsold foodstuffs to our organization instead of throwing them out to be destroyed or composted. Moisson Montréal is therefore able to distribute this healthy food to over 70 community organizations who assist close to 34,500 people per month,” says Julie Bourbonnière, director of Communications, Marketing and Finance at Moisson Montréal.
In partnership with the supermarkets Loblaws, Provigo, Maxi, Super C and Metro, Moisson Montréal plans to integrate four more Moisson food bank members to the Food Recovery Program in Supermarkets before Christmas. Already counting four participating FRPS regions (Moisson Montréal, Moisson Rive-Sud, Moisson Québec and the Comptoir Alimentaire de Sept-Îles), a pilot project will be introduced to four additional Moisson food bank locations: Moisson Sud-Ouest, Moisson Mauricie, Moisson Outaouais and Moisson Beauce.