A visit to a food aid agency

Neighbourhood life
April 9, 2024 •  By Centraide
Deux femmes qui parlent dans un entrepôt de denrées alimentaires

The Service d’aide communautaire (SAC) Anjou welcomes hundreds of families living with food insecurity every week. This community agency’s food bank is one of the initiatives implemented to improve the quality of life of economically and socially vulnerable people living in the area.   

A business volunteer of Centraide of Greater Montreal wanted to have a closer look at how the food bank was organized and, above all, learn about its real impact. Follow Genève Boulianne-Grenier, a member of the Emerging Philanthropists committee, as she visits the SAC Anjou.

Since the filming of this video, in the fall of 2022, SAC Anjou has ceased to receive emergency food aid funds and has returned to its former pre-pandemic facilities. Today, the organization can no longer store food as shown in the video and relies on food donations provided from their emergency food assistance program. Meanwhile, Francine Baril, General Manager at SAC Anjou, also confirms that food supply demands are constantly growing.   

1 out of 5 people receives our help.
5 out of 5 people benefit from it.

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