As many Quebecers head off for summer vacation, the province’s food banks are launching a fundraiser to remind people that hunger doesn’t take holidays.
The campaign is being organized by Moisson Montreal, Moisson Estrie and Moisson Rive-Sud.
Richard Daneau, the director-general of Moisson Montreal, noted in an interview with La Presse canadienne that, due to the summer break, many students and pupils, usually supported by the school system, are no longer receiving help.
Nearly 40,000 young Montrealers depend on food aid, which puts additional pressure on food banks during the summer, according to Moisson Montréal.
Every dollar donated allows food banks to distribute $15 of food, “given the relationship between them and the agri-food world,” Daneau said.
Moisson Montréal is confident of achieving its goal of raising $50,000 in one month.
“Campaign after the campaign, we have achieved an enormous social impact thanks to public support,” he said.
Donations can be made on the website faimdesvacances.com.