Winnipeg Harvest is a non-profit, community based organization that is a food distribution & training centre. Our goals are to collect and share surplus food with people who are hungry and to offer training opportunities to help people step up and out of poverty. Our ultimate goal is to eliminate the need for food banks in our community.
Today, Manitoba students tipped the scales in support of Harvest’s 15th Annual Operation Donation school food drive. Together, 56 Manitoba Schools, Manitoba Public Insurance, Safeway Canada, and Peak of the Market, raised a grand total of 153,037 lbs ( 69,562 kgs) of food this year -- almost 40,000 pounds more than last year!
Winnipeg Harvest Volunteers received four awards at the Volunteer Manitoba Awards Dinner last week. Our team absolutely lit up the red carpet with warmth and enthusiasm. The fun, kind-hearted and good-looking people are yet another great reason to come volunteer with us this spring!
David Northcott (waving) and a team from Harvest, met with Canada’s Employment Minister Jason Kenney (centre, green tie), Robertson College and other Manitoba employers today to discuss the exciting new Canada Job Grant Initiative.