MONTREAL, CANADA – The Suspended Meals food truck isn’t your ordinary street food truck — it doesn’t actually sell any food.
What it does offer patrons is the opportunity to pay a meal forward to someone experiencing food insecurity in Montreal.
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Moisson Montreal launched the pilot project last year at the YUL EAT gastronomical festival. Buoyed by the success of that event, organizers expanded the project this year, by travelling all over the city and participating in numerous community events.
The idea of the campaign is to give people a chance to enjoy delicious, local street food in their own neighbourhood and to help promote their social rehabilitation, despite food insecurity.
To pay a meal forward, you can purchase a $10 coupon directly from the food truck, or via the Moisson Montreal website. The coupon will then be redistributed amongst organizations accredited by Moisson Montreal and given to people in need. The coupons can then be redeemed at any of the participating trucks from the Québec Street Food Association (QSFA).