Mar. 12 – From One To Many


From One, To Many March 8 was International Woman’s Day and I had the privilege of attending the ground-breaking unveiling of the new $10 bill. I was moved hearing the story of Viola Desmond, an icon of civil rights in Canada, who was jailed in 1946 for sitting in the “whites only” section of a… Keep Reading

Mar. 5 – Commitment


Commitment “A willingness to give your time and energy to something that you believe in,” — Cambridge English Dictionary This week we did something that hasn’t been done before at Winnipeg Harvest. To make the necessary changes, we relied on our entire team to work together in ways not typically defined in their job descriptions. We asked a lot of them and I’m… Keep Reading

Feb 26. – A Perfect Fit


A Perfect Fit I can barely believe it’s been eight weeks since I started as executive director at Winnipeg Harvest. Like so many of life’s great moments, it’s felt both like the blink of an eye and as though I’ve been here for years. On the personal side, it’s incredibly fulfilling to be part of… Keep Reading

Feb. 19 – It Only Takes A Spark


It Only Takes A Spark Watching the Winter Olympics this week, I’ve been a very proud Canadian. I watched three Canadians win medals and I was overcome with pride in my country and the people who represent us. It’s hard to say what brings that feeling on, but I call it a spark. This week… Keep Reading

Feb. 12 – When One Succeeds, We All Succeed


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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