November 14, 2016 7:50 pm

Sud-Ouest borough launches food drive campaign

Sud-Ouest borough mayor Benoit Dorais announces the launch of their first ever food drive campaign. Monday, November 14, 2016.

Barry Donnelly / Global News

With the holidays just around the corner, many turn it into a time of giving.

It is a long-standing tradition in Quebec called “La Guignolée” – where non-perishable food items and money are collected to make baskets for those in need.

This year, the Sud-Ouest borough is launching their first food drive campaign.

“La Guignolée allows us to make a concrete gesture that will support our community,” said borough mayor Benoit Dorais.

“We hope that these actions and activities will inspire many – especially the youth – to develop good habits that will serve them throughout their lives”

Borough councillors, employees and volunteers will be going on a trip through the seven metro stations that span the Sud-Ouest on December 1 at 7 a.m.

If you can’t make it to that event, there are baskets set up throughout the Sud-Ouest borough from November 14 to December 9.

“We ask people to give a lot for those in need, for generosity, and for passion in the holiday season.”

Where to donate

  • Accès Montréal Office (815 Bel-Air street)
  • Georges-Vanier Library (2450 Workman road)
  • Marie-Uguay Library (6052 Monk blvd.)
  • Saint-Charles Library (1050 Hibernia street)
  • Saint-Henri Library (4707 Notre-Dame West)
  • Saint-Charles Centre (1055 Hibernia street)
  • Saint-Henri Centre (521 Place Saint-Henri)
  • Gadbois Recreation Centre (5485 Cote-Saint-Paul)
  • Bain Emard Swimming Pool (6071 Laurendeau street)
  • Saint-Henri Swimming Pool (4055 Saint-Jacques)

Donations can be made until December 9, 2016.

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