Centre Solaris has an ongoing food basket program targeting residents of Montreal who receive last resort financial assistance (welfare payments) from the Government of Quebec. Food donations are solicited from food stores and food producers. In addition, cash donations are solicited from corporate donors in order to supply food basket recipients with additional items, for example, gift certificate for grocery stores where recipients can purchase any foods, which are not obtained through donations.
The food baskets program provides food baskets on major Canadian and Quebec holidays, Christmas being the primary time period. Other food basket time periods include Thanksgiving Day, Canada Day, St. Jean Baptiste Day, Labor Day, and New Year’s Eve.
Our organization is also providing other items to the need people. These include clothing, pieces of furniture, household appliances, electronics, all being donated by individual or organizations. All collected items are distributed for free to the clients of Centre Solaris.