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.
Winnipeg Harvest and food banks across Canada are celebrating Ramadan, June 28 to July 27, with our friends in the Islamic community and our partners at Give 30, a national charitable campaign. During Ramadan, Give 30 calls upon people of all faiths to support their local food bank in the spirit of compassionate, community, and social solidarity.
Volunteers Sarah and Brittany Gatz hold tent cards which will be distributed to homes in the days ahead, asking for non-perishable food donations for pickup on July 19. Thousands of volunteers from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will take part in a massive annual cross-city food drive in support of Manitoba's hungry families in need.
July 11 - 20, Safeway Canada is running a Food Bank Hamper Drive in support of local food banks across Canada. Purchase a $5 or $10 hamper for a family in need, and get 5 or 10 Air Miles Reward Miles!
Children from Boys & Girls Clubs of Winnipeg teamed up with members of Winnipeg's media on Thursday, July 17 to take part in the 2nd Annual Tools for School Shopping Challenge. The event raises awareness of the Staples Tools for School supply drive, on now until September 6. Click the image to read more, or visit our Facebook gallery.