Posts Tagged ‘Santropol Roulant’

Santropol Roulant’s New Rooftop Garden Unveiled!

On July 21, Santropol Roulant, a longtime Foundation grantee, unveiled their new rooftop garden and urban agriculture demonstration site to the public and media.

The unveiling received abundant media coverage, which included a full page article in Metro and a feature on CTV’s Sunday Bite.

“We want this to be a community building. We wanted to move from being a neighbourhood meals-on-wheels to a community food centre,” says Tim Murphy, Santropol’s director of sustainability. “We have compost in the basement, we have gardening on the roof, we have our kitchen on the ground floor. All of this is meant to showcase what it means to have a sustainable urban food cycle.”

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Santropol Roulant featured on CTV Montreal’s Sunday Bite

Santropol Roulant was featured on CTV Montreal’s Sunday Bite program on October 24th. The program, which focuses on the Montreal food scene, showcased the growth of Santropol Roulant: in volunteers, in capacity, and in square footage. (The new space Santropol Roulant moved into is nearly three times larger than its previous headquarters.)

Santropol Roulant is a meals-on-wheels program that uses food as a method of engaging a community.

Access the Sunday Bite page and view the October 24th program featuring Santropol Roulant here.

New homeowner Santropol Roulant featured in The Montreal Gazette

Having recently moved into a new facility, McConnell grantee Santropol Roulant was featured in The Montreal Gazette last Friday.

From the article:

The non-profit organization was launched in 1995 as a small Meals on Wheels service by two Santropol waiters, Chris Godsall and Keith Fitzpatrick. Santropol Roulant retains its original vocation, delivering 90 meals a day to clients of reduced autonomy, but it has grown to become a community-building resource centre dealing with nutrition, urban agriculture, composting -in a word: food. (more…)