In Laval, children eat their fill! Unfortunately, this wish does not reflect reality. In September 1998, the CBML breakfast-snack program was launched in Laval elementary schools. Today it is present in 33 schools and pavilions and the main goal has remained; to ensure the best chances of success for more than 3 685 young people.

2021-2022 Recap

Since 2019, this program has been enhanced with the distribution of two meals a week to young people from families in need. Meals include a sandwich or wrap and fresh vegetables. Everything is prepared on site, in the multifunctional kitchen of the CBML, with the help of our precious volunteers. In 2020-2021, 159 young people benefited from these meals.

Schools covered

Elementary schools High schools
Coursol school
Crestview school
De La Cime school
De l’Arc-en-ciel 1 school
De l’Arc-en-ciel 2 school
De L’Avenir school
Du Bois-Joli school
Eurêka school
Leblanc school
Jean-XXIII school
John F. Kennedy school
Léon-Guilbault (1) school
Léon-Guilbault (2) school
Léon-Guilbault (3) school
Les Quatre-Vents school 1
Les Quatre-Vents school 2
L’Harmonie school
L’Escale school
Marcel-Vaillancourt school
Saint-Gilles 1 school
Saint-Gilles 2 school
Saint-Gilles 3 school
Saint-Norbert school
Saint-Paul 1 school
Saint-Paul 2 school
Simon-Vanier school
Saint-Charles (building)
Alphonse-Desjardins school
Horizon Jeunesse school
Jean-Piaget school
Laval Senior Academy
Leblanc school
Mont-de-La Salle school
Phoenix
Équipe sportive Les Loups
(Curé-Antoine-Labelle)

The golf tournament has been a CBML initiative for over 20 years. It aims to help young people eat well through the breakfast and snack program.

The CBML would like to thank all the donors and participants in order to give hope to the youth of the region; by underlining the important support of different partners.

Register for the tournament

The Volunteer Show brings together active organizations, that help groups with diverse needs in Laval, under the same roof to promote the different spheres of volunteering and raise awareness with regards to the services they offer to the public. This visibility also allows them to interest potential new volunteers to join their ranks

This year, the show tooked place at the Cosmodôme, on October 7th, 2021.

2022 edition: information coming soon.

Since 1984, the Christmas Basket Campaign of the Centre de bénévolat et Moisson Laval calls on citizens’ generosity to help families in need.

What are the Christmas baskets?

Each basket contains the equivalent of a complete grocery for one week:  19 non-perishable items, 20 perishable items, such as milk, fruits, vegetables and bread.  We need 60,000 kg of food just to fill the Christmas baskets, which represents the equivalent of almost 60 elephants.

The Christmas Basket Campaign feeds more than 2,300 Laval famillies. More than 47,000 families have been helped since the beginning of the campaign.

The health constraints related to Covid-19 forced us to review the concept of our 37th Christmas basket’s campaign. The logistics had to be completely reviewed and adapted to the sanitary measures imposed by Public Health. Traditionally taking place over a single day, the delivery and pick-up of Christmas baskets directly to the CBML warehouse will be carried out over a period of 3 days, from December 19 to 21, 2021.

Each year. the first Thursday of December is dedicated to solidarity for the awareness and fight against poverty.

A hundred media outlets and thousands of volunteers will come together across Québec to collect non-perishable foodstuff and cash donations to help people that are in precarious economic situations.

Together for the cause

The Centre de bénévolat et moisson Laval and the Société de Saint-Vincent de Paul work in collaboration to ensure the success of this important event that allows to support emergency food services for people going through a difficult experience.

2021 Guignolée des médias campaign raised $151,345 for the Laval region.

The Great Food drive for Children – April 1st to April 20th 2022

The Great Harvest for Children is an annual fundraising campaign that takes place in partnership with the Centre de bénévolat et moisson Laval, Moisson Montreal, Moisson Rive-Sud and Moisson Estrie. The goal of the campaign is to collect food and cash donations to supply community organizations that serve young children.

This year, the GRPE raised more than $61,656 to contribute to the well-being of young children!

The campaign is over but unfortunately their needs are not. Together, let’s continue to nourish their future : La Grande Récolte pour les Enfants (granderecolte.com)

In collaboration with the city of Laval, the “Coût de crayon” operation is a school perseverance initiative aimed at offering young people the school effects for their back to school : a backpack, a lunch box and supplies. With the Covid-19 health crisis and inflation creating several financial difficulties for many families, the demand for school supplies has increased significantly this year.

For the year 2020, 1,094 children received a school bag, a lunch box and a 35$ gift card.

48 volunteers contributed to this project.

This program’s success is also due to our donors and volunteers that have been supporting it since 1998.

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The Nouveau départ kit is a project supported by the City of Laval.  This initiative provides a kit that addresses basic nutritional and hygienic needs for infants under years of age.

In 2021, 344 kits have been distributed.

Snacks for 2-4 year olds is a project supported by the city of Laval. This initiative meets the nutritional needs of children aged 2 and 4 years. Healthy and nutritious snacks are therefore added directly to the grocery basket of emergency food aid users.

In 2021, the distribution of nutritious snacks reached 937 children between the ages of 2 and 4.