Food donations 

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Donating nonperishable foods

Your food donations are redistributed directly via our help centres to individuals experiencing financial difficulties and in need of transitory food assistance. This welcomed break enables them to invest more time in finding solutions to their problems and helps them to return to financial self-reliance.



  • During the SSVP’s Guignolée in November, when our volunteers come knocking at your door in the Montreal/Laval/l’Assomption region.
  • During the Grande Guignolée des Médias.


Pictures of the 2019 Guignolée
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The Guignolée of the Société de Saint-Vincent de Paul

Every November, SSVP volunteers get to work on one of our most important solidarity events of the year.

The Guignolée was Québec’s first door-to-door charity fundraiser, initiated in 1861 by the SSVP throughout the province’s small town communities to gather food for the needy.

The collection was – and still is – carried out in a festive manner, with carollers tagging along for the cause.

Many decades later, this annual tradition continues, thanks to the unrelenting actions of our vast solidarity network.