Meal vouchers

Funding provided: $500

For the first time this year, the REA Foundation’s Beneficiary Aid Fund is financing a food support project to provide meal vouchers to patients in precarious situations. Indeed, some patients experiencing food insecurity attend their physical rehabilitation treatment without having eaten enough, which directly impacts their rehabilitation journey, even causing loss of consciousness in some cases.

This is why these vouchers, worth $8.55 each, allow these patients to receive a complete meal including a starter, a main course, a dessert, and a drink at the cafeteria of the Institut de réadaptation Gingras-Lindsay-de-Montréal.

Patients who have benefited from these meals have expressed deep gratitude for this initiative.

A lady, who had not eaten before her therapy, was very moved and thanked us when we offered her a meal voucher. She confided that she hadn’t eaten dessert in years.

There was also a young man who was pale and hadn’t eaten when he arrived at the outpatient clinic. Unable to do his rehabilitation exercises, we offered him a meal which helped him recover from his loss of consciousness.

Testimony from the Head of Food Production and Distribution regarding meal vouchers.