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 37 schools and pavilions and the main goal has remained; to ensure the best chances of success for more than 4 037 young people.
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 2022-2023, 3 507 young people benefited from these meals.
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
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
Saint-Gilles 1 school
Saint-Gilles 2 school
Saint-Gilles 3 school
Saint-Paul 1 school
Saint-Paul 2 school
Horizon Jeunesse school
Laval Senior Academy
Mont-de-La Salle school
Équipe sportive Les Loups
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.
2022 Guignolée des médias campaign raised $90,250 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 $61,656 to contribute to the well-being of young children!
In collaboration with the city of Laval, the “Coût de crayon” operation is a school perseverance initiative aimed at offering young people the school effects for their back to school : a backpack, a lunch box and supplies. With the Covid-19 health crisis and inflation creating several financial difficulties for many families, the demand for school supplies has increased significantly this year.
For the year 2022, 1,196 children received a school bag, a lunch box and a 40$ gift card.
19 volunteers contributed to this project.
This program’s success is also due to our donors and volunteers that have been supporting it since 1998.
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.