My Volunteering Experience for Moisson Montreal
by VanessaPace on May 12, 2014 - 7:11pm
On April 30th, 2014 I volunteered at the organization called “Moisson Montreal” from 12:30am to 3:30pm. When I had first arrived at this organization they showed a short clip of 5 minutes and talked to us volunteers about their goals and objectives , which were to provide food to organizations in need.They supply food to over 50 organizations around the Montreal area.
Before volunteering we had to put on gloves, shoe cover ups, and a plastic cover up. When volunteering for this organization they made us volunteer’s sort out tons boxes of fruits and vegetables, I placed the good ones into other boxes and then it got shipped off to the organizations.With the remaining bad food we were told to put it into the compost bin that the organization uses to produce soil. They also made me sort out and stack many loafs of bread. Sorting through all this food and stacking food took me a total of 3h30 to do with the help of other volunteers.
All semester in my NewsActivism class I have been writing about crime and law. At the beginning of this course I got interested in writing about crime and law because I’m in the program of criminology and know about such topics. Also writing about my first news summary on laws and warfare also intrigued me into this topic. This organization links to my topic because poverty and malnutrition is one of the leading factors of why individuals commit crimes. By helping this organization provide food to other organizations is helping suppress this issue of poverty, malnutrition and crime. This organization also sends their food to organizations that are all about helping to stop crimes such as “Piamp”. I had messaged this organization in order to find out if the food they receive from the “Moisson Montreal” appears to make a difference in the people they service at their organization and if they think it helps reduce the crime that these individuals are involved in. I still have not received a reply but if and when I do I will update this post to incorporate their answers to the questions. I really enjoyed volunteering for this organization and was happy that I was able to help a cause that helps many individuals in need.