On Rock reaching out to community to replenish food bank
The On Rock community organization on Montreal’s West Island is reaching out to the public for help replenishing its food bank.
“We’re tight. We’re really tight. Basically, we’re going week-to-week,” said Kim Reid, president and founder of On Rock.
“We’re struggling, looking for enough stuff to put in there to sustain a family for three or four days.”
The organization needs various foods, including pasta sauce, pasta, canned tomatoes, brown baked beans, peanut butter, hearty soups, canned meat and fish, canned fruit, canned veggies and jam.
“[There are] 220 families, so we’re going to need to feed them,” said Brigette Puccio, an On Rock employee.
“But the community always comes through.”
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On Rock provides help for less-fortunate families on the West Island, running a variety of programs, including a community dinner on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30 p.m.
“I can come in every week and know that my pantry and fridge will be full for the rest of the week and that my three kids will be eating comfortably,” said Tiffany Williamson, a client of the food bank.
On Rock also helped provide food for families who were displaced during this year’s spring floods.
Anyone who would like to drop off food donations can do so at 9554 Gouin Blvd. Ouest in Pierrefonds-Roxboro.
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