Thankfully, there are also groups who work to help those same people all year round.
The NDG Food Depot is one such group. It provides emergency food baskets that help as many as 800 people a week in our community.
It also operates a community kitchen, which gives people a place to gather and learn how to eat healthy on a tight budget.
Those are just a couple of the services offered by the organization, whose mission is to provide "good food for all."
This year CBC's annual Sing-In Charity Drive will benefit the NDG Food Depot.
That means we'll be collecting for them at our Annual CBC Christmas Sing-In on Dec. 7.
We'll also collect donations and non-perishable items during our full day of live radio and television broadcast happening on Friday Dec. 5th at the NDG Food Depot (2146 Marlowe Ave.).
The CBC Montreal Do Crew invites you to volunteer to help out at one of the following events:
Friday Dec. 5
WHO: 12 volunteers to accompany CBC staff at our all-day live broadcast and charity drive
WHAT: Shaking a can to collect change for the NDG Food Depot
WHEN: There are a four two-hour long shifts, please choose one:
- 8:30-10:30 a.m.
- 2:30-4:30 p.m.
- 4:30-6:30 p.m.
WHERE: NDG Food Depot 2146 Marlowe Ave., NDG
Sunday Dec. 7
WHO: 8 volunteers
WHAT: Help manage and organize the line-up for the Sing-In
WHEN: Two shifts available: 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. or 1:00- 2:30 p.m.
WHERE:Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul, 3415 Redpath (Downtown Montreal)
Interested in volunteering? Email Monique!
If you are a group in need of some volunteer help for an event in January or February 2015, get in touch with Monique to see if the CBC Do Crew might be able to help you.