November 09, 2009 09:00 ET

Invitation/Hunger Count 2009: Moisson Montreal Paints a Grim Portrait and Presents Its Strategy and Recommendations for 2010

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Nov. 9, 2009) - Johanne Theroux, Executive director of Moisson Montreal, Canada's largest food bank, invites representatives of the media to the unveiling of Hunger Count 2009, an annual report on poverty and the use of food bank counters in Montreal. Hunger Count 2009 is the result of an important survey conducted in collaboration with community organisations of the Island of Montreal for whom Moisson Montreal remains the principal supplier. Representatives of Moisson Montreal will speak to the important impact of the economic crisis on society and the sharply increasing number of individuals and families turning to food programs on a permanent basis in 2009. This press conference will be held in the presence of representatives from Comite social Centre-Sud, an association served by Moisson Montreal, at its downtown Montreal venue, at 1710 Beaudry Street, on Thursday November 12th at 10 a.m.

While this press conference will be held in French, an English speaking spokesperson is available to media.

When: Thursday November 12th, 2009, 10 a.m.

Where: Comite Social centre-Sud
1710 Beaudry Street, Montreal
(between de Maisonneuve and Ontario)
Reserved parking: Beaudry Street entrance

What: Unveiling of results of Hunger Count 2009 survey and
presentation of Moisson Montreal's strategy and
recommendations for 2010

Who: Johanne Theroux, Executive director, Moisson Montreal
Zakary Rhissa, Director of community affairs, Moisson

Please confirm your presence with Michelle Sullivan by telephone at (514) 995-4015 or by email at

About Moisson Montreal

Moisson Montreal is a non-profit organization. The food bank recovers and freely distributes food and essential products to community agencies on the island of Montreal throughout the year. By distributing approximately 8.1 million kilograms of foodstuffs to 211 agencies who help 115 000 people annually, Moisson Montreal is Canada's largest food bank.

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