Montréal, April 29, 2020 — Loto-Québec is once again partnering with La Tablée des Chefs through Les Cuisines Solidaires, a project aimed at helping people in need during the COVID-19 crisis. Next Monday, the Casino du Lac-Leamy will reopen its kitchens to prepare more than 16,000 meals to Moisson Outaouais every week. To help the Food Banks of Québec, La Tablée des Chefs recently launched Les Cuisines Solidaires, mobilizing the food industry and chefs across Québec in order to prepare more than 1,600,000 meals, and feed people in need during and after the COVID-19 crisis.
“We’re happy to welcome the Casino du Lac-Leamy into our Cuisines Solidaires project. Its infrastructure and expertise will enable the Casino to contribute significantly to the project’s overall output. Thanks to its support and that of the project’s other partners, we have surpassed the 1,600,000 meal mark,” said Jean-François Archambault, General Director and founder of La Tablée des Chefs.
“Loto-Québec is excited to take part in La Tablée des Chefs’s generous initiative and reopen the Casino du Lac-Leamy’s kitchens during these difficult times to provide thousands of meals to Moisson Outaouais and the most vulnerable among us,” said Lynne Roiter, President and CEO of Loto-Québec.
On April 17, Loto-Québec first collaborated with La Tablée des Chefs when it reopened the Casino de Montréal’s kitchens to provide 35,000 meals a week to those in need in Greater Montréal. In addition, Loto-Québec has chosen to give back to La Tablée des Chefs the amount of $1 per meal that it usually pays to participants of the Les Cuisines Solidaires project. Considering the number of meals supplied by the two casinos, this represents a contribution of approximately $150,000 a month.
On March 12, just one week after it closed its casinos, Loto-Québec donated several pallets of foodstuffs and supplies stocked in its warehouses to the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux and all 19 Moisson centres across Québec, in addition to donating $1,000,000 to the Moisson network.