Food Security & Job Preparedness

The Stories of Moisson Montréal and Renaissance

In 2020, there are still 3.2 million people, including 520 000 children, living in poverty in Canada. Pierre Legault will describe how Moisson Montréal, the largest food bank in Canada, was created after he witnessed the distress of a young girl shattered by what her mom had done to put food on the table at the end of the month when there was no money left.

Pierre will also describe how Renaissance was created by the food bank in order to help people to become more independent. Instead of “giving a fish to feed people for a day” as the Chinese proverb says, Renaissance “teaches thousands of people how to fish to feed themselves for a lifetime” through job preparedness programs that bring them back into the workforce.

  • Service Leader – Gary Spiller
  • Musicians – Kerry-Anne Kutz & Michael Cartile
  • Zoom host – Margaret Godbeer
  • On-line greeters – Nancy Schmidt & Michael Rooker

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