It is increasingly clear that communities must find ways to work together. The resilience of our social safety net is being severely tested, and the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic will likely be felt for a long time to come. Meanwhile, Food Banks Canada's annual report reveals that in 2019, even in a strong economy, one in eight families in our country were already facing food insecurity; However, food banks, which received more than a million visitors that year, have long suffered from underfunding.

The federal government announced an envelope of 100 million for Canada's food banks in response to the impacts of Covid-19. While this will certainly help their cause, many small, local support services will continue to require greater support to help growing numbers of people as society works to recover from the crisis. Home delivery services for seniors and other vulnerable citizens have also become even more important, and would require more resources to help as many people as possible.


Compost Montréal's work - ensuring that organic waste is transformed into compost - has always been to nourish the soils that nourish us, while helping to slow climate change. Although Compost Montreal's mission to promote long-term food security continues, the current situation has revealed to us that we must also focus more on short-term improvements.

That's why we created a program to donate $1 from each purchase to food security initiatives located in our neighborhoods. Also, since it will be necessary to continue to keep our communities well fed even when the current situation comes back under control, this program will be permanent. This means that from now on, every time you place an order with us, you will know that you are enabling these organizations to help other citizens in our communities.

Currently, we give to three partners in particular. Grand Potager is an urban agriculture resource center in the municipal greenhouses of Verdun. Santropol Roulant is a community food center that brings its community together through its various programs, activities and services. The Community Food Center Depot is a non-profit community organization that works in collaboration with other partners in the Notre-Dame-de-Grâce community to tackle food security issues and reduce the difficulties of poverty.

We have chosen these partners because we believe they offer our clients the most effective means to make a tangible difference in their neighborhood. We will continue to expand our list of partners, and we encourage suggestions from your own cities and neighborhoods. Contact us!