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Join Mada for A Unique Passover Seder:
Mah Nishtanah? מה נשתנה? "Why is This Passover Different?"
Unity: One heart, one community.
Family: A joyful gathering.
Support for Israel: Expressing love for the holy land.
Joy of Freedom: Celebrating liberation.

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Nourishing humankindness for 30 years.

Sell your Chametz

Since it is prohibited to possess chametz on Pesach, any chametz left undisposed must be sold to a non-Jew. [Any chametz remaining in the possession of a Jew during Pesach may not be used, eaten, bought or sold even after Pesach.]

Therefore, all chametz that will not be eaten or burned before Pesach and all chametz utensils that will not be thoroughly cleaned by then should be stored away.

The storage area should be locked or taped shut to be leased to the non-Jew at the time of the chametz sale.Since there are many legal intricacies in this sale, only a competent rabbi should be entrusted with its execution.

The rabbi acts as our agent both to sell the chametz to the non-Jew on the morning before Pesach starts and also to buy it back the evening after Pesach ends.

Powered by unconditional love & kindness and a belief in our shared humanity, Mada provides Montrealers free, nutritious, kosher food and related support with dignity.

This ensures that individuals in need receive not only physical nourishment but also emotional and social support, reinforcing the message that no one should face tough times alone.

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Our Impact During 2023


Meals Served & Delivered


Pieces Of Clothing Donated


Volunteers Contributed Their Time & Energy


Pallets Of Fresh Produce Distributed

Made with Love

For over thirty years, the volunteer-driven Mada Community Centre has been a beacon of hope, growing to become a leading source of food security.

Serving over 5,000 families annually, Mada offers meal delivery, a well-stocked food bank with essentials and fresh produce, and support and crisis services.

This comprehensive approach goes beyond addressing immediate needs, fostering a sense of community and belonging.

Mada is more than food; it embodies acts of love, ensuring every individual's situation is met with tailored empathy and support.

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“What sets Mada apart is their can-do attitude. Nothing is too big or too impossible when answering the question: ‘What else can we do?’. They always find a way with the resources they have, and do it with a focus on dignity."

David Martz, volunteer and donor

Featured News


In 2022, Mada embarked on a significant strategic development process, including the creation of an evolved brand identity. The new logo design proudly evokes the core and promise of the organization—rooted in chesed, a love and kindness that is central to all our actions and outcomes. Stay tuned as we roll-out this modernized look over the next several months!

Now in DDO
and Ottawa


Spreading kindness far and wide is part of the driving force behind the opening of two Mada satellite locations: in the West Island of Montreal and in Ottawa, our first out-of-province locale, in partnership with Chabad of Ottawa. Now serving dinners, delivering meals and proudly connecting with a broader community.

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Fresh Produce Growing


Thanks to an oversized refrigerated space, our clients in need can now choose from even more pallets of fresh, in-season fruits and vegetables every week. Given the rising cost of groceries, preparing nutritious meals at home just got easier and more accessible, as part of our weekly Chez Makolet foodbank services.

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