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Weekly Meal Share

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Solidarité Milton-Parc shares a hot meal with people in the homeless community on the street once a week, on Saturdays between 10:30 and 1:00. Because people are moving around a lot, we move too, and share in several places.

For some people, this is the only hot meal that they get in a week and this gives people an opportunity to eat together in larger groups as a community.

We update this page regularly, scroll down to the bottom if you would like to see what we’ve been up to on the meal front.

If you would like to support us in this grassroots initiative, there are a number of ways you can do it:

  1.  Cash contributions: It costs $50-$70 to share a meal with 25-30 people, however any contribution is appreciated. Cash donations are also used for costs associated with serving outside, utensils and bowls, plates, etc., in addition to immediate needs identified such as socks, gloves, toques and scarves. We are a grassroots initiative, so we only accept cash, and are not able to issue receipts for tax purposes. Please be sure you are comfortable with this before contributing.
  2. Food Contributions: We cook a specific meal that people in the community chose, and that is very easy to prepare. At the moment, we are asking for the following food items: Meat! We’ve got everything else covered.
  3. Amplify this initiative: Please send the Solidarité Milton-Parc website link to friends and family who you think may be interested in supporting us with contributions.
  4. Share food yourself with the homeless community and say hello: Food scarcity is a real issue and people are very happy when food is shared.

To make a contribution or for any other information, please connect with us at:

[email protected]

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            ***Shared Meals***

November 21st, 2015: we served a hot meal to 24 people and it was very well received.

November 28th, 2015: with the generosity of members of Milton-Parc, we were able to buy meat, and served an egg noodle, hamburger and vegetable casserole with cream sauce. This meal cost $30, and we served 27 people.

December 5th, 2015: with the generous donation of a meal of shell pasta, chicken and sauce, we shared a hot meal with 26 people.

December 12th, 2015: with the generosity of members of Milton-Parc, we were able to buy meat and served a noodle, hamburger and vegetable casserole with tomato and mushroom cream sauce, and clementines. This meal cost $37, and we served 23 people in four different locations.

December 19th, 2015: with the generosity of the CRANKS-CHRISMAHANAKWANZAKA 2015 event, we made a beautiful beef and vegetable stew, and served it with pita bread, clementines, and some delicious shortbread cookies made by a Milton-Parc community member. We served 23 people in five different locations.

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December 26th, 2015: with the generosity of the CRANKS-CHRISMAHANAKWANZAKA 2015 event, we made a beautiful casserole with egg noodles, beef and vegetables. We served 24 people in six different locations.

January 2nd, 2016: this was our first week with snow and our first sharing in the metro. From the food gathered by the CRANKS-CHRISMAHANAKWANZAKA 2015 event, again, we made a beautiful casserole with egg noodles, beef and vegetables. We served 24 people in four different locations.

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January 9th, 2016:  Today, we bought 16 pairs of thermal socks with your donations and people were very happy to receive a pair. From the food gathered by the CRANKS-CHRISMAHANAKWANZAKA 2015 event, again, we made a beautiful casserole with egg noodles, hamburger and vegetables. Several community members were around and said hello, and this was a really nice way to bring the two communities together. We served 29 people in four different locations.

January 16th, 2016:  Today was a little party in the metro!  We’re on our last supplies this week and next week from the food gathered by the CRANKS-CHRISMAHANAKWANZAKA 2015 event. Again, a huge thank you to the beautiful cycling community for giving us such momentum to go forward in this. People know that the greater Milton-Parc community is behind this weekly meal, that we couldn’t do it without your support and they are very very appreciative as this is the only hot meal many people get in a week. Today we shared a meal with 27 people in 6 locations.

 

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January 23rd, 2016: With a generous donation of a Milton-Parc neighbour who also cooked the meal this week, we shared a meal with 31 people in 3 locations.

January 30th, 2016: With a generous donation of meat and veggies, we shared a meal with 24 people in 4 locations.

February 6th, 2016: With a generous donation of meat, we shared a meal with 26 very hungry people in two different locations in the Place-des-Arts metro station.

February 13th, 2016: With a generous cash and meat donation, we shared a meal with 26 hungry and cold people in one location in the Place-des-Arts metro.

February 20th, 2016: With a generous cash and meat donation, we shared a meal with 25 people on the street and in the metro in 5 locations.

February 27th, 2016: We shared a meal with 29 people in 2 locations.

March 5th, 2016: We shared a meal with 25 people in 3 locations.

March 12th, 2016: We shared a meal with 23 people in 5 locations.

March 19th, 2016: Along with a lovely community member, we shared a meal with 27 people in 6 locations.

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March 25th, 2016: Due to the holidays, we were asked by some members of the homeless community if we could share a meal on Good Friday and exceptionally, we did. We shared a big pot of chicken noodle soup and pita bread with 25 people in 5 locations.

March 26th, 2016: This week, we had a guest accompany us, another community member cooked the hot meal and a third member baked carrot muffins to share, all of which was shared with 30 people in 4 locations.

April 2nd, 2016: It was mother and daughter sharing the meal this week and 15 people enjoyed seconds.

April 9th, 2016: This week, we shared a meal with 29 people in 7 locations.

April 16th,  2016: We shared a meal with 23 people in 6 locations and handed out 19 bags of needed items (juice, snacks, condoms, sanitary products, toothpaste, information about services in Montreal) from the Centre des femmes de Montreal Native Women’s Program.

April 23rd, 2016: We shared a meal with 26 people 4 locations and handed out the remaining 6 bags from the Centre des femmes.

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April 30th, 2016: We shared a meal with 22 people in 7 locations.

May 7th, 2016: We shared a meal with 27 people in 9 locations.

May 14th, 2016: We shared a meal with 23 people in 7 locations.

May 21st, 2016: We shared a meal with 25 people in 3 locations.

May 28th, 2016: We shared a meal with 23 people in 7 locations.

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June 4th: We shared a meal with 27 people in 4 locations.

June 11th: We shared a meal with 24 people in 3 locations.

June 18th: We shared a meal and blankets with 27 people in 6 locations.

June 25th: Today was an incredibly hot day for people, we shared a meal and ice water with 26 people in 6 locations.

July 2nd: We shared a meal with 23 people in 4 locations.

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July 9th: The weather has been very challenging for people, it was a cold rainy night and day today. We shared a meal and large plastic bags to help people stay dry, with 29 people in 7 locations.

July 23rd: The heat is now a major challenge for people. We shared a meal and ice water with 31 people in 6 locations.

July 30th: A lovely Milton Parc neighbour supplied the ingredients and cooked for us today. We shared a meal with 27 people in 3 locations.

August 5th: Due to the extreme heat, we shared 24 bottles of water and 30 jumbo Mr. Freeze.

August 6th: Another day of extreme heat. We shared a meal and bottled water with 25 people in 6 locations.

August 13th: Today we shared a meal with 28 people in 5 locations.

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August 19th: Today we handed out 30 bags of needed items (snacks, condoms, sanitary products, toothbrushes, toothpaste, information about services in Montreal) from the Centre des femmes de Montréal Native Women’s Program, along with a bag of women’s clothes given to us by a neighbour.

August 20th: Today we shared a meal with 25 people in 3 locations.

August 27th: Today we shared a meal with 30 people in 8 locations.

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September 3rd: It was a beautiful day today and we had fantastic conversation, many laughs and shared a hot meal with 31 people in 7 locations.

September 10th: We shared a hot meal with 30 people in 10 locations. Today we listened and learned about traditional and comfort food. We hope to raise money to purchase caribou, beluga (muktuk), seal and arctic char for a special meal with the homeless Inuit of our community. We would also like to purchase beaver for members of the homeless First Nations community.

September 17th: Today, we shared a meal with 27 people in 5 locations. We decided to go out again with bottled water as many people were in need of it today.

September 24th: We shared a hot meal with 29 people in 4 locations.

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October 1st, 2016: M. Michel Boulais of Boucherie Prince Noir at the Jean Talon Market generously contributed 5 kilos of ground beef, which is a huge support for us as meat is our biggest expense. Profound thanks to M. Boulais. As a result, we shared a delicious hot meal with 30 people in 6 locations, made and shared with love.

October 8th, 2016: Today was a cold and rainy day. A lovely neighbour made a beautiful meal with turkey and pumpkin muffins and we offered water this week as well. People were very happy to share this hot meal together, we shared it with 28 people in 5 locations.

October 15th, 2016: Today, we shared a hot meal and some blankets with 25 people in 7 locations.

October 22nd, 2016:  After two days of cold rain, most people had found shelter, but the people that were still out in the pouring rain when we went out were very happy to share a hot meal.  We shared this meal with 11 people in 3 locations.

October 23rd, 2016: With the leftovers from the day before, we went out on a day that we don’t normally and shared a meal with 20 people in 7 locations. We also distributed some coats as many people were cold and wet from the 3 days of rain.

October 29th, 2016: With some beautiful deer meat from Michel Boulais of Prince Noir at the Jean Talon Market, we shared a meal with 29 very happy people in 5 locations.

November 5th, 2016: Today, we shared a hot meal with 24 people in 4 locations. We also gave out donations of socks and hats which were much appreciated as the cold rain is setting in.

November 12th, 2016: Today, we shared a hot meal with 20 people in 2 locations and gave out bags from the Montreal Women’s Centre.

November 19th, 2016: Today, we shared a hot meal with 25 people in 6 locations and gave out more bags from the Montreal Women’s Centre.

November 26th, 2016: We shared a hot meal with 30 people in 6 locations, plus the remaining bags from the Montreal Women’s Centre.

December 3rd, 2016: We shared a hot meal with 25 people in 3 locations.

December 10th, 2016: It is starting to get very cold and people are having a very difficult time. Some lovely Milton-Parc neighbours gave us two bags of hats, gloves, mitts, scarves and sweaters, and people were very happy and grateful to receive warm stuff. We shared a hot meal with 23 people in 4 locations.

December 17th, 2016: Today we shared the hot meal, along with some delicious gingerbread muffins made by a caring neighbour. We have also been taking out donations of warm clothing from caring Milton-Parc community members this week and people are very happy and grateful. We shared the meal with 25 people in 5 locations.

December 24th, 2016: The winter and dramatically changing winter have set in, community members continue to be generous with their donations of clothing, so we have been able to go out this week with these resources. Today we shared a hot meal and some laughs and some tears with 27 people in 7 locations.

December 31st, 2016:  After a big snowfall, heartfelt stories were told about growing up and country food. We shared a hot meal with 28 people in 5 locations.

January 7th, 2017: The winter cold has set in and the holidays are over, which means people are suffering once again and in need of food and clothing. We shared a hot meal with 29 people in 7 locations. After the food share, some good neighbours had collected some winter clothing and we went out with them a second time to share the warmth.

January 14th, 2017: We shared a hot meal with 25 people in 6 locations.

January 21st, 2017: We shared a hot meal with 30 people in 5 locations.

January 28th, 2017: We shared a hot meal with 26 people in 4 locations.

February 4th, 2017: We shared a hot meal with 24 people in 6 locations.

February 11th, 2017: We shared a hot meal with 26 people in 1 location today.

February 18th, 2017: We shared a hot meal with 25 people in 5 locations.

February 25th, 2017: We shared a hot meal with 27 people in 3 locations.

March 4th, 2017: We shared a hot meal with 23 people in 7 locations.

March 11th, 2017: We shared a hot meal with 27 people in 2 locations.

March 18th, 2017: We shared a hot meal with 30 people in 5 locations.

March 25th, 2017: We shared a hot meal with 24 people in 3 locations.

March 26th, 2017: We had a birthday party on the street for a beloved member of the homeless community, complete with cake, cupcakes and fresh strawberries.

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April 1st, 2017: We shared a hot meal with 22 people in 2 locations.

April 8th, 2017: We shared a hot meal with 30 people in 5 locations.

April 15th, 2017: We shared a hot meal with 25 people in 4 locations.

April 22nd, 2017: We shared a hot meal with 24 people in 3 locations.

April 29th, 2017:  We shared a hot meal with 26 people in 6 locations.

Mother’s Day 2017

May 6th, 2017: We shared a hot meal with 23 people in 5 locations.

May 13th, 2017: We shared a hot meal with 27 people in 3 locations.

May 20th, 2017: We shared a hot meal with 28 people in 6 locations.

May 27th, 2017: We shared a hot meal with 29 people in 7 locations.

June 10th, 2017: We shared a hot meal with 28 people in 4 locations.

June 17th, 2017: We shared a hot meal with 29 people in 3 locations.

June 24th, 2017: We shared a hot meal with 29 people in 6 locations.

July 1st, 2017: Happy Colonizer Day – We shared a hot meal with 31 people in 5 locations.

July 8th, 2017: We shared a hot meal and some love with 21 people in 9 locations.

July 15th, 2017: We shared a hot meal and some love with 26 people in 6 locations.

July 22nd, 2017: We shared a hot meal and some love with 29 people in 7 locations.

July 29th, 2017: We shared a hot meal and some love with 25 people in 4 locations.


August 5th, 2017:  We shared a hot meal and some love with 28 people in 4 locations.

August 12th, 2017:  We shared a hot meal and some love with 31 people in 5 locations.

August 19th, 2017:  We shared a hot meal and some love with 22 people in 6 locations.

August 26th, 2017: We shared a hot meal and some love with 31 people in 6 locations.

September 2nd, 2017: We shared a hot meal and some love with 25 people in 4 locations. We also got word of two deaths in the Homeless Community this week and this has been weighing heavy on people’s minds and hearts.

September 9th, 2017: We shared a hot meal and some love with 29 people in 5 locations.

September 16th, 2017: We shared a hot meal and some love with 24 people in 7 locations.

September 23rd, 2017: We shared a hot meal and some love with 30 people in 5 locations.

September 30th, 2017: We shared a hot meal and some love with 26 people in 5 locations.

There has been so much loss in the Homeless Community between September and October 2017. We would like to acknowledge, with much love, all those people who have lost their lives at the service of a white supremacist system. A system that dispossesses people of their territories and makes people vulnerable, daily targets of the violence of misogyny, racism and polite white hatred. Out of respect for the beloved left behind, we will not post people’s names, but all live in our hearts. You are deeply and dearly missed.

October 7th, 2017: We shared a hot meal and some love with 28 people in 7 locations.

October 14th, 2017: We shared a hot meal and some love with 23 people in 5 locations.

October 21st, 2017: We shared a hot meal and some love with 25 people in 4 locations.

October 28th, 2017: Memorial Mealshare – Rest in Power Martin Ernesto

November 4, 2017: Charlie and Kata were out today sharing the love and nourishment. A hot meal was shared with 23 people.

November 11th, 2017: The first really cold day of the season, we shared a hot meal with 21 people in 9 locations including Place-des-arts metro and Complexe Desjardin.

November 18th, 2017: We shared a hot meal and much love and laughs today with 27 people in 7 locations.

November 26th, 2017: We shared a hot meal in the rain and much love and some laughs too with 25 people in 8 locations.

December 2nd, 2017: We shared a hot meal and much love with 21 people in 3 locations.

December 9th, 2017: We shared a hot meal and much love with 25 people in 8 locations.

December 16th, 2017: We shared a hot meal and much love with 25 people in 8 locations.

December 17th, 2017: We made up a pot of chicken pasta in solidarity with the Iskweu Project and the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers for a Cabot Square gathering today. After, we shared the rest of the food with people in the Place-des-arts metro, accompanied by much love, good humour and tons of belly laughs.

December 23rd, 2017: We shared a hot meal and much love with 27 people in 5 locations.

December 30th, 2017: We shared a hot meal and much love with 22 people in 4 locations.


January 6th, 2018: We shared a hot meal and much love with 23 people in 3 locations.

January 13th, 2018: We shared a hot meal and much love with 27 people in 4 locations.

January 20th, 2018: We shared a hot meal and much love with 25 people in 6 locations.

January 27th, 2018: We shared a hot meal and some love with 26 people in 3 locations.

February 3rd, 2018: We celebrated a birthday and shared a special hot meal and some love with 18 people in 1 location.

February 10th, 2018: We shared a hot meal and some love with 28 people in 4 locations.

February 17th, 2018: We shared a hot meal and some love with 22 people in 3 locations.

February 24th, 2018: We shared a hot meal and some love with 24 people in 4 locations.

 

March 3rd, 2018: We shared a hot meal and some love with 22 people in 2 locations.

March 10th, 2018: We shared a hot meal and some love with 26 people in 7 locations.

March 17th, 2018: We shared a hot meal and some love with 28 people in 5 locations.

March 24th, 2018: We shared a hot meal and some love with 24 people in 4 locations.

March 31st 2018: We shared a hot meal and some love with 21 people in 3 locations.

April 7th, 2018:  We shared a hot meal and some love with 26 people in 5 locations.

April 14th, 2018: We shared a hot meal and some love with 23 people in 3 locations.

April 21st, 2018: We shared a hot meal and some love with 27 people in 7 locations

April 28th, 2018: We shared a hot meal and some love with 22 people in 3 locations.

May 5th, 2018: We shared a hot meal and some love with 28 people in 5 locations.

May 12th, 2018: We shared a hot meal and some love with 20 people in 4 locations.

May 19th, 2018: We shared a hot meal and some love with 26 people in 5 locations.

May 26th, 2018: We shared a hot meal and some love with 29 people in 6 locations.

June 2nd, 2018: We shared a hot meal and some love with 20 people in 6 locations.

June 9th, 2018: We shared a hot meal and some love with 25 people in 5 locations.

June 16th, 2018: We shared a hot meal and some love with 28 people in 3 locations.

June 23rd, 2018: We shared a hot meal and some love with 26 people in 7 locations.

June 30th, 2018: We shared a hot meal and some love with 29 people in 5 locations.

July 7th, 2018: We shared a hot meal and some love with 32 people in 6 locations.

July 14th, 2018: We shared a hot meal and some love with 26 people in 5 locations.

July 21st, 2018: We shared a hot meal and some love with 22 people in 7 locations.

July 28th, 2018: We shared a hot meal and some love with 29 people in 4 locations.


August 4th, 2018: We shared a hot meal and some love with 21 people in 5 locations.

August 11th, 2018: We shared a hot meal and some love with 25 people in 7 locations.

August 25th, 2018: We shared a hot meal and some love with 30 people in 5 locations.

September 1st, 2018: We shared a hot meal and much love with 22 people in 7 locations.

September 8th, 2018: We shared a hot meal and much love with 26 people in 3 locations.

September 15th, 2018: We shared a hot meal and much love with 24 people in 5 locations.

September 22nd, 2018: We shared a hot meal and much love with 25 people in 5 locations.

September 29th, 2018: We shared a hot meal and much love with 33 people in 4 locations.

October 6th, 2018: We shared a hot meal and much love with 26 people in 4 locations.

October 13th, 2018: We shared a hot meal and much love with 31 people in 6 locations.

October 20th, 2018: We shared a hot meal and much love with 23 people in 4 locations.

October 27th, 2018: We shared a hot meal and much love with 29 people in 4 locations.

 

Milton-Parc is located on traditional Haudenosaunee territory.

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