Since 2018, the Food Banks of Quebec have been working on a major federated fundraising campaign to ensure the deployment and operationalization of the Supermarket Recovery Program (SRP) across the province. The funds are used to purchase equipment (refrigerated trucks, collection bins, cold rooms) and provide support for logistics, transportation, and warehousing.
The campaign was spearheaded by three leaders of the business community: Mr. Eric La Flèche, President and CEO of METRO, Ms. Catherine Dagenais, President and CEO of the SAQ, and Mr. Louis Vachon, President and CEO of the National Bank. We extend our deepest thanks to them for their commitment to this campaign.
We are very pleased to announce that more than 130 companies and organizations have joined this tremendous effort with a total commitment of $11.4 million over five years. Several campaign donors have also chosen to give to our COVID-19 efforts, and we thank them.
What is the SRP?
The Supermarket Recovery Program (SRP) is the first of its kind in Canada. With the collaboration of food retailers, the SRP offers a unique and sustainable solution to the problems of food waste and food insecurity. The operating model of the program, which respects both the requirements of the retailers and provides consumer protection, was developed by Moisson Montreal through a pilot project that was tested for two years. The Food Banks of Quebec network has since coordinated the deployment of the SRP with the other Moissons across Quebec.
The SRP is at once a social, environmental, and economic project. It improves access to the variety of healthy foods for the beneficiaries of food assistance while saving edible food from landfills. It is a win-win solution for supermarkets and food banks.
As of April 1, 2022, 476 supermarkets across Quebec participate in the SRP.
Thank you to our donors!
The generosity of our donors allows us to make a real difference to the food insecure. We are proud to list our donors below. Please note that some donors have chosen to remain anonymous.
Commitment of $500,000 or more
Commitment of $250,000 to $499,999
Commitment of $100,000 to $249,999
Commitment of $50,000 to $99,999
Fondation R. Howard Webster
Aliments Fontaine Santé
Aliments Maple Leaf
Burnbrae Farms Foundation
Ernst and Young
Fondation La Capitale
Les Producteurs de lait du Québec
Solutions Mieux-être LifeWorks
Commitment of $25,000 to $49,999
Sager Food Products
Alex Coulombe Ltée
Aliments Krispy Kernels
Fédération des producteurs d’œufs du Québec
Fondation Famille Vachon
Fondation Meubles South Shore
Honco Bâtiments d’acier
Les Fermes du Soleil
Les Producteurs de grains du Québec
Red Sun Farms
Commitment of $10,000 $ to $24,999
Nortera (formerly Bonduelle Americas)
Les Ingrédients Alimentaires BSA inc.
Dole Fresh Vegetable
Nature’s Touch Frozen Food
Hôtel Château Laurier (Le George V)
Jardins Paul Cousineau
Bernard Cliche (Morency, Société d’avocats)
Distribution Marc Boivin
Les Producteurs d’œufs d’incubation du Québec
Port de Québec