THE FOOD BANK

The Racine croisée food bank is open to the public every Friday of the year, with the exception of some days of which we inform our beneficiaries via social media, email and bulletin board.

actual context

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This mission takes on particular importance in a context of global health crisis, marked by the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the testing of fundamental rights (the right to decent work, the right to an insufficient standard of living and the right to food), and the subsequent deterioration of the financial condition of the most destitute.

objectives

Racine Croisée | Organisme de Bienfaisance

Through this program, Racine Croisée aims to provide regular and sufficient food aid to people in need. The objective is to combat food insecurity by facilitating access to varied and nutritious food, while contributing to human dignity and autonomy.

PRIORITY AREAS OF INTERVENTION

Priority #1 : Meeting food needs

Specific objectives :

  • Improve the diversity and quality of products to cover primary needs
  • Fight against food waste.

Priority #2 : Ensure personalized support for people in precarious situations.

Specific objectives:

  • Organize intercultural actions to break isolation
  • Integrating volunteers into a work team
PUBLIC

In addition to people on welfare, the target audience is varied:

  • Students
  • Newcomers
  • Retired persons
  • Low-income workers
  • LGBTQ Community
  • Families
STEPS TO BENEFIT FROM THE PROGRAM

It is carried out in four (04) steps:

Step 1: Opening the file

  • Evaluation of the administrative and financial situation
  • Presentation of the operation of the food bank
  • Submission of the rules of procedure

 

Step 2: Advice and support in the discovery of new products

  • Revenue Proposal
  • Guide to food knowledge
  • Information on additional purchases to be made

 

Step 3: Individualized Interviews

  • Work objectives to be set
  • Evaluation of the added value of the food bank.

 

 Step 4: Collective activities

  • Information
  • Sharing experiences
ACCESS TO THE FOOD BANK
  • Every Friday of the year
  • Except for certain Fridays, which we inform the public (via social networks, email and bulletin board postings).
GENERAL CONTEXT
  • Food insecurity, a major problem in the current period, closely linked to the socio-economic characteristics of households in Canada, according to the Institut national de santé publique du Québec (2018)
  • Schooling
  • Income and family structure.
  • Several initiatives have been undertaken to eradicate this problem:
  • FAO’s Program for Sustainable Development to 2030 (Programme 2030)
  • National public health program 2003-2012 for Quebec households (deferred until 2015)
  • Various interventions to reduce hunger and facilitate access to sufficient quantities and quality of food (National Institute of Public Health, Issue 4, 2014).
  • Increased risks of food insecurity and malnutrition, due to the increase in forms of food insecurity, the indicators of which are :
  • 50 weekly food baskets (200 people) regularly offered by Racine Croisée
  • 5% increase in emergency food aid and 11.2% increase in food bank users representing the working poor (Les banques alimentaires du Québec, HungerCount Quebec 2017)

NEW CUSTOMER?

FORM FOR NEW CUSTOMERS

If you want to register for the food bank for the first time. You must complete the form below

FILL IN THE FORM

FORM TO CHOOSE YOUR BASKETS

If you are already a food bank customer and want to choose your baskets for this week. You must complete the form below before Friday!

FILL IN THE FORM

ALREADY REGISTERED