What is Give 30 and the connection to Harvest?

give30 logoGood question! Give 30 is a great national initiative encouraging charitable donations to food banks across Canada during the month of Ramadan, May 27 – June 24, 2017. The month-long event is open to people of all faiths and cultures in the spirit of community and charity. Give 30 is run entirely by volunteers; all proceeds go to a participating food bank of your choice, across Canada, including Winnipeg Harvest.

Give 30 was founded in Toronto in 2012 by Human Rights Lawyer Ziyaad Mia. Winnipeg Harvest is very pleased to working with Mr. Mia, and our local Give 30 team comprised of former Winnipeg Blue Bomber and restaurateur Ibrahim “Obby” Khan, CBC Radio’s Kaj Hasselriis, journalist and program manager for the Canadian Muslim Leadership Institute Nadia Kidwai, University of Manitoba students Ali and Mohammad Almaleki, along with members of Harvest staff.

We encourage all Manitobans to contribute to this terrific  campaign, regardless of faith, as a show of support for hungry families in need.

For more information and to donate, visit Give30.ca

“Hunger in Canada is a Canadian problem that has to have a Canadian solution. We’re using Ramadan as a basis, but this is something we can, and should, all be united in.”
-Ziyaad Mia, Give 30 founder

Fast & Furious Feast

100% of ticket sales are donated to Winnipeg Harvest.

Fast & Furious Feast 2017 was held Friday, May 26th in the Exchange District (Albert Street and Shawarma Khan) with more than 800 attendees raising more than $20,000.

Delicious food donated and prepared by:


In 2014, local eatery Shawarma Khan, Give 30 and Winnipeg Harvest put on the first Fast & Furious Feast. The event is inspired by Ramadan and the spirit of empathy, social solidarity and giving that all paths of faith and morality share. Since its beginning, this event has raised more than $27,000 supporting Winnipeg Harvest and Give 30.

FAST! During the month of Ramadan, Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset and give to charity.

FURIOUS! Did you know that nearly 62,000 Manitobans depend on a food bank each month? Nearly 43 per cent of those are children.

FEAST! Generous local vendors donate and prepare an all-you-can-eat community feast for hundreds of people on the streets of Winnipeg’s historical Exchange District. Winnipeg Harvest receives 100 per cent of ticket sales to support our mission of fighting hunger and feeding hope.