Need help accessing food?
Together, The Southern Quebec Inuit Association, Native Montreal, The Native Friendship Centre of Montreal, the Welcoming Fire Outreach program, Santropol Roulant, and the NETWORK have developed an Emergency Food working group that addresses the growing need for emergency food aid to Indigenous families, elders, and individuals who are currently facing food insecurity in Montreal amid COVID-19.
How the NETWORK's Emergency Food working group can help:
We can coordinate the pickup or delivery of Food Baskets that contain assorted fresh and non-perishable foods.
We have access to a limited number of ready-to-eat frozen meals every week for distribution that are prepared by Santropol Roulant.
We coordinate grocery orders and deliveries for people who cannot go to the grocery store.
Please let us know if you have a specific food security need that requires special attention.
Most frequently asked questions and answers
What is this program ?
The NETWORK has mobilized an Emergency Food working group to address the food security needs for Indigenous individuals, families, and elders living in Montréal. We mobilize and coordinate key partners to address and respond to gaps in services for people who are food insecure.
I know someone who is food insecure, how do I get them in contact with this service ?
If they have access to a phone, please have them call 514-991-1854 ext. 2226 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. They may also visit our program Facebook page “Montreal Indigenous Emergency Food Mobilization Aid” where they can send us a private message and we’ll assess their food needs.
I'm non-Indigenous, can I use this service ?
No, this service is specifically for Inuit, First Nations, and Métis individuals and families who are currently food insecure.
If you are non-Indigenous and food insecure, please get in contact with Santropol Roulant directly for meals-on-wheels. You can also contact the MADA Food Bank, which is a monthly food service that gives both fresh produce and non-perishable food items, as well as other household essentials.
Is this program available for Indigenous families outside of the Greater Montreal ?
No, our current focus is on Indigenous people living in the Greater Montreal who are food insecure. If you are living outside of Greater Montreal, you can still get in touch with us and we may be able to point you in the right direction.
What is the application process like ?
Food baskets and meals-on-wheels: We will arrange for a service to be carried out within the week, between 2-5 days.
Groceries: We can order online groceries based on a list you can provide – either for pick up or delivery.
How often can I use this service ?
Food baskets and meals-on-wheels are a reoccurring weekly services. Prepared by Santropol Roulant, the total number of frozen meals-on-wheels that you will receive on a given week will depend on the number of meals available and the number of households in need that week. Grocery store orders are currently on a one-time only basis.