CBC Charity Drive: NDG Food Depot breaks isolation

Eleonora Zawislak turned to the NDG Food Depot last year after losing her job at 64. She tells CBC's Debra Arbec how the agency helped connect her to a supportive community.

Member of NDG Food Depot 'community' tells CBC's Debra Arbec how agency is about more than food baskets

CBC Montreal News at 6 host Debra Arbec talks to Eleonora Zawislak about what the NDG Food Depot has meant to her. 1:33

Eleonora Zawislak lost her job a few years ago, when the company she was working for shut down without warning.  

At 64, Zawislak was too young to collect a pension but too old to easily find a new job. She said she blew through her savings and eventually, she turned to the NDG Food Depot for help.

"I was a little hesitant," Zawislak told Debra Arbec, host of CBC News Montreal at 6. "I wasn't sure what to expect."

"'s a  wonderful, wonderful place of resources...It's like one big, happy community."

CBC Charity Drive 

Once again this year, CBC Montreal supported the NDG Food Depot for our annual CBC Christmas Sing-In charity drive.

Students at Willingdon School in NDG help load donations they collected for the NDG Food Depot, as part of the CBC Christmas Sing-in Charity Drive. (CBC)

All of this year's proceeds go to help the NDG Food Depot, a community-based, non-profit organization that works with other community partners to address issues of food security in NDG and surrounding areas.

Its programs include: food and cooking skills, emergency food baskets, community gardens and volunteer-run meals.  

How to make a donation:


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