Food and Sustainability


The Food and Sustainability department at the Dawson Boys and Girls Club offers a wide range of programs and activities to the community. Our goal is to foster safe, inclusive spaces where all participants learn, share and grow together while ensuring food security for all.


*NOTCE* For information on our emergency food relief due to covid-19 click here.

Dawson hosts a community meal every Tuesday from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
that is prepared by our chef Miki and a team of volunteers. The meal includes an entrée, main course, and dessert. 
This event is on a pay-what-you-can basis and everyone is welcome!
*NOTICE* Community meals are temporarily suspended as of March 13th, 2020 until further notice due to the covid-19 crisis. 
Dawson’s Food and Sustainability department provides nutritional support for all of our age specific programming. 
  • Parents and Tots 
  • After school programming
  • Summer Camp
  • Teens and Young Adults
  • Seniors
Dawson offers a mini market every Tuesday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm where we offer fresh fruits and vegetables at a reduced cost. 
Bring your own bags!
Mobile market of Verdun. The mobile market is a pop up market that takes place every week in different low-rent housing of Verdun.

Our goal is to give the possibility to the most vulnerable citizens of our neighborhood (low income, reduced mobility, social isolation) to buy fresh fruits and vegetables at a low price. Please note that this program is temporarily suspended due to COVID-19.
Manna is a food bank that Dawson operates. Please note that this food bank is by appointment only. Please call 514-767-9967 ext 229 to make an appointment.
At the moment, the requirements require that you are a resident of Verdun and recipient of either social assistance (welfare), old age pension, or . For new registrations, please ensure you arrive with a proof of residence, your welfare slip, and a piece of valid ID. 
Manna is closed the first Wednesday and Friday of every month. 
*NOTICE* Manna Food Bank by appointment only during the COVID-19
Should you need food assistance at this time, please contact Manna Food Bank at 514-767-9967 ext 223.
For more information Please Contact : Roxanne Tisdall
Phone: 514-767-9967 ext 231