Feb. 12 – When One Succeeds, We All Succeed

13/02/2018

When One Succeeds, We All Succeed Even though I wasn’t in Manitoba for most of this week, I still found myself learning from the people that make up our Winnipeg Harvest community. I often meet with business leaders who support Winnipeg Harvest with donations of food, time or money. This week I met Todd Wiebe… Keep Reading

Feb. 5 – A Common Thread

05/02/2018

A Common Thread I can’t believe my first month at Winnipeg Harvest has come and gone. I’ve discovered so much as I’ve begun to meet and get to know the thousands of volunteers and donors that cross our threshold. It’s truly floored me to realize the wide scope of people and organizations that have made… Keep Reading

Jan. 29 – Inspiration

29/01/2018

Inspiration This week was full of encouragement. I was invited to Toronto to meet with food bank representatives from across Canada.  These men and women spoke proudly about the work they’re doing in their cities to eliminate hunger and poverty but were also humble about the areas where they’re seeking improvement or where other food… Keep Reading

80 Years and 100 Jars of Peanut Butter

24/01/2018

When Simone Parent-Aubry started to plan her 80th birthday this year, she didn’t want a party. Inspired by a story she’d heard a few years ago, she wanted to collect one jar of peanut butter for every birthday she’s had and donate them to charity. Her initial goal of collecting 80 jars of peanut butter… Keep Reading

Jan. 22 – Advocate

22/01/2018

Advocate This week was once again filled with a variety of activities, but perhaps the most impactful moment was experiencing Winnipeg Harvest’s role as an advocate for the communities we serve. I had the privilege to speak at Keeping the Lights On, a town hall meeting held to discuss electricity rates and consumer access to… Keep Reading

Winnipeg Jets and Skip The Dishes Food Drive

19/01/2018

Winnipeg, MB – The Winnipeg Jets Hockey Club is excited to announce the launch of the 2018 Winnipeg Jets Food Drive, presented by SkipTheDishes and in support of Winnipeg Harvest. Fans attending the Jets game on Sunday, Feb. 11 against the New York Rangers can bring non-perishable food donations to drop off at all entrances. Any… Keep Reading

Atticus McIlraith Raises $30,305 To Help Feed Hungry Babies

17/01/2018

Atticus McIlraith Raises $30,305 To Help Feed Hungry Babies WINNIPEG – Atticus McIlraith set a goal and in the end, he had his best year ever. McIlraith 14, today presented Winnipeg Harvest with $30,305 worth of cash donations, baby formula and coupons as his 2017 Atticus McIlraith Baby Formula Drive, in support of Winnipeg Harvest’s… Keep Reading

Jan. 15 – The Spice Of Life

17/01/2018

The Spice of Life “Variety’s the very spice of life, that gives it all it’s flavour”. – William Cowper Being born to Jamaican parents, there are two qualities I came to expect from our food—variety and flavour. My second week at Winnipeg Harvest has been filled with exactly those same qualities. The complexity of the work… Keep Reading

Jan. 9 – First Impressions

17/01/2018

First Impressions The first days at a new work site can be unnerving; especially if you are the new Executive Director, but as I reflect on my first week at Winnipeg Harvest I smile when I remember the warm Winnipeg Harvest welcome I received. As I walked around the site and was introduced to staff… Keep Reading

Welcome Winnipeg Harvest’s New Executive Director

17/01/2018

  WINNIPEG HARVEST ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR WINNIPEG, January 3, 2018 — The Winnipeg Harvest Board of Directors is pleased to announce Keren Taylor Hughes as the organization’s long-term Executive Director, effective January 2, 2018. Keren brings to the role a lifelong passion for ensuring that the most vulnerable in our community are… Keep Reading