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Welcome to La Dépannerie: your neighborhood solidarity grocery store 

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La Dépannerie is a low-cost grocery store, open to the public, where you can find a healthy and varied food offer.
We are open every Thursday in the Ville-Marie borough in Montreal, in Centre-Sud.

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Where to find us?

Opening hours: every Thursday, from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Address: 1940 rue de Champlain, Montreal, QC H2L 2S8 - La Dépannerie is located within the building of the central council of the Society of Saint-Vincent de Paul of Montreal

Payment methods: cash

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How does it work?

3 price levels = Level 1, Level 2, Level 3

«Supportive» member

(Level 1)

  • Members referred by community organizations, in a situation of food insecurity.
  • Free membership card valid for 1 year from the date of registration.
  • Lowest listed prices.
  • Improvement of the basket with donations (depending on available stocks).
  • Access to the coffee corner and all workshops/activities.

«Benevolent» member

(Level 2)

  • Members affected by food insecurity, not referred by a community organization.
  • Annual fee of $6 or 6 hours of volunteering to obtain their card valid for 1 year from the date of registration.
  • Access to the same discounts and benefits as «Supportive» members.

«For the next one» customer

(Level 3)

  • «For the next one» customers are those who do not meet the criteria to become a member and wish to participate in the economic operation of the grocery store.
  • No additional discount on products purchased (pay the displayed price).
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How to help us?

 

  • Become a volunteer for the solidarity grocery store by writing here. Several volunteer positions are available: reception, cash register, coffee counter, shelving, bulk preparation, etc.

 

  • And don't forget to talk about La Dépannerie around you!
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Further information

The project was set up to meet the needs of people with low incomes or who are food insecure, who become members of La Dépannerie. However, the grocery store is open to all types of households (single people, single-parent families, large families, students, etc.) regardless of their economic situation.
As a non-member, you can also come to the Dépannerie and support its proper functioning.

Our goals

  • Increase physical and economic access to quality products for people living in poverty.
  • Improve the quality and diversity of the food offer in the Center-Sud district.
  • Offer food safety awareness activities.
  • Improve consumption habits and allow food purchases with dignity.
  • Encourage people's autonomy.
  • Promote volunteer and citizen involvement.
  • Fight against food waste.
  • Develop and strengthen partnerships with businesses involved in food in the neighborhood and in the Montréal region.

 

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Our partners

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Why this solidarity grocery project?

  Following a consultation with users of our services, we noted that they often leave with the same type of non-perishable food. Lack of easy access to fresh food has been mentioned several times: this is how our solidarity grocery project emerged.

  The Société de Saint-Vincent de Paul de Montréal wants to develop innovative projects and offer additional options to traditional methods of food assistance.

  We hope to promote the notion of choice which is essential to us. We believe in empowering our users with dignity andtoward social inclusion.

  One other fundamental objective is to break isolation. In our solidarity grocery store, it will be possible to meet, discuss, participate in educational and awareness-raising workshops related to healthy eating habits, all in an inclusive environment.

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Thanks to our support

                                                                   

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An incubated project

La Dépannerie is one of 15 projects in the bio-food sector participating in the Collision program, organized by Esplanade Québec, to support us in the deployment of the grocery store.

 

 

 

La Dépannerie project benefited from the support of the Maison de l'innovation sociale (MIS)as part of its support process for the Civic Incubator.

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