Santropol Roulant is an intergenerational community food hub where we grow, prepare and deliver food. In doing so, we create a continuum of engaging services that help build a stronger social fabric, and increase food security and social inclusion for Montrealers.
While the Roulant welcomes people of all generations and walks of life, our activities and programs benefit two groups of people in particular. The exchanges between these two groups, who would not necessarily meet in everyday life, lead to enriching intergenerational ties and a stronger sense of community.
Young MontrealersSantropol Roulant offers young Montrealers the opportunity to contribute to their community in meaningful ways. Through volunteering, attending or leading workshops, or working at the Roulant as an intern or staff member, new generations are encouraged gain experience and knowledge, share ideas and take on leadership roles in the community.
Montrealers living with a loss of autonomyOur meals-on-wheels serves clients living with a loss of autonomy who need support to cook and access healthy food. Client-members, 80% of which are seniors, increase their food autonomy and social connections through regular meal deliveries, intergenerational events and a variety of projects and activities where clients take on various roles and levels of engagement.
Our 3 areas of impact
Food Production, preservation, and distribution
Events and workshops
The Roulant kitchen, garden, and collectives regularly host hands-on, educational workshops and events that gather the community around themes related to food and intergenerational community building.
The Roulant provides physical, financial and human resources to groups of volunteers who are motivated to lead collective projects related to food security and social inclusion.