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Haitian Cuisine: Three Colourful Recipes

Kitchen, Kitchen Workshops, Recipes, Seniors, Stories

Back in June, Camille Chevalier, long-time Roulant meals-on-wheels client, taught a workshop on Haitian cooking with the assistance of his friend Witnicia. This was one of the intergenerational workshops that was part of the Learning From Our Elders series. Packed with colour and flavour, these dishes are sure to warm you up: Pork Griot, Sticky Rice and Fried Plantains.

Our Volunteers in the News!

Audio, Kitchen, News, Volunteering - Personal

We recently had the opportunity to host Myriam Fimbry, a journalist from Radio-Canada’s Desautels le dimanche, at the Roulant. Myriam interviewed Halia Flores, Lola Montes and Andrea Strom-Rancourt, three of our Meals-on-Wheels volunteers, about their involvement in our Volunteer Program. In particular, the radio piece focused on how newcomers use volunteering as a way to integrate into their new home and …

A Holiday Thank You

Fundraising, Kitchen, Meals-on-Wheels, Volunteering - Corporate, Volunteering - Personal

Volunteers, donors, clients and friends, we were truly touched by your generosity, kind gestures and gratitude this holiday season! Over Christmas and New Years, you didn’t skip a beat dear volunteers, as you poured through our doors, serving up turkey dinner and tourtière, and delivering good food and cheer to clients who were eagerly awaiting a special holiday meal. Your …

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Cookbook Launch: Learning From Our Elders

Events, General Store, Kitchen, Kitchen Workshops, Recipes, Seniors, Stories

Santropol Roulant is excited to announce the launch of our new cookbook: Learning From Our Elders, this Monday December 14, from 5 to 7 pm. This book celebrates 20 years of Santropol Roulant by compiling stories and recipes shared by our clients and community. We had the opportunity to gather these experiences with a series of intergenerational cooking workshops. Over the past several months, …

It’s Truly Better to Give Than to Receive

Kitchen, Meals-on-Wheels, Volunteering - Personal

Looking for a way to give back over the holidays? Come give us a hand in the kitchen or helping deliver meals throughout December and early January. No matter if you’re available for just one day or several, we would love to have you! Ask us about family volunteering opportunities too! As a reminder, the meals-on-wheels schedule runs from Monday …

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Volunteer at the Intergenerational Holiday Brunch

Events, Kitchen, Meals-on-Wheels, Seniors, Volunteering - Personal, Youth

‘Twas the 10th of December and right about noon, clients gathered round the Roulant, with a friend and a soup spoon. The Holiday Brunch is the most coveted event of the year for many of our meals-on-wheels clients. This yearly tradition gathers our intergenerational community for a holiday feast, complete with choral music, good company, and holiday warmth and generosity. What: We’re …

Transition Times

Agriculture, Kitchen, Meals-on-Wheels, Staff

One of our core principles at Santropol Roulant is “comfort with change” – an invitation to being open to the challenges that come with change. These last few weeks have certainly given us lots of opportunities to put this in practice as we say goodbye to three of our staff members and welcome two new faces. After 10 years of …

Job Offer: Community Collaborations Kitchen Co-Manager

Job Postings, Kitchen, Kitchen Workshops, Meals-on-Wheels

If you’re passionate about the food security needs of the elderly, love working with volunteers in the kitchen, and are excited about community engagement and social entrepreneurship activities in the kitchen, you might just be the person we are looking for. The Kitchen Co-Manager’s main role is to enable community members to develop and share their cooking skills through our meals-on-wheels …

Calling all Volunteers

Agriculture, Food Preservation, Kitchen, Market, Meals-on-Wheels, Volunteering - Personal

Volunteers, we need your help filling meals on wheels and agriculture shifts! The end of August is a time of year when we need to call upon volunteers to help fill empty slots on the volunteer schedule. Whether you are available for one or many shifts, any and all help is appreciated. Here are some of the volunteer opportunities where we especially need your help: Meals-on-Wheels program …

Come help us with canning!

Agriculture, Food Preservation, Kitchen, Volunteering - Personal

Summer is almost over (we said almost!) but our food preservation volunteer shifts are in full swing! For the past couple of months, staff and volunteers have been turning delicious Montreal-grown fruit and veggies into non-perishable food items.  Think homemade salsa, dehydrated tomatoes, pear jam, kimchi and sauerkraut, just to name a few. As fruits and veggies continue to pour into …