Profile of the organization: Mon Resto Saint-Michel is an organization working on food security, family support, socio-economic integration and citizen participation. He has been practicing for almost 15 years.
Through its activities, Mon Resto Saint Michel helps create a living environment where citizens can take charge and develop their potential as a key player in the development of their community.
The activities of Mon Resto mainly target the HLM Jean Rivard in order to reduce the effect of ghettoization and impoverishment experienced by this party. Nevertheless, they are spreading more and more to the entire Saint Michel district, characterized by its multiethnicity and considered as one of the most disadvantaged neighborhoods on the Island of Montreal.
In all the activities of the organization are summarized as follows:
1- Kitchen section: the organization has a community restaurant that serves nutritious meals at a modest price.
2- Childhood-family component: the organization offers a Daycare service to give families a break. Individualized monitoring is done with the children and the parents to accompany them and reinforce their parental role.
The component also includes a '' bedondaine '' project, which involves following up with pregnant women.
3- Food Troubleshooting Component: the organization has a food bank whose objective is to administer urgent food aid to poor families.
4- Food Security Component: the objective is to create Alternatives to food assistance through the development of other initiatives such as: the Moisson project (families participate in food sorting, food safety) ... collective kitchens, food groups collective purchase, community gardens, cooking classes ...
5- Mobilization and participation component Citizen: the organization develops participation projects Citizen: - Citizen Space: this project gave birth to three projects The Angels of Security: a vigil consisting of volunteer parents who accompany the children on the way to the school when going back and forth.