Across Manitoba every year in March schools from K-12 assist Winnipeg Harvest by collecting non-perishable food items, including, baby food, tuna, soup, canned vegetables, fruit and pasta. The week-long food drive of non-perishable food items goes a long way to replenish much needed supplies for the food bank.
“Manitoba teachers and students have embraced Winnipeg Harvest to help Manitoba families,” states David Northcott, Executive Director, Winnipeg Harvest. “Thanks to Manitoba Public Insurance, Peak of the Market, Manitoba teachers and students and Canada Safeway for helping to build up people and families who are struggling in tough times. We celebrate the victories that fewer in our community will go hungry thanks to those who take part in Operation Donation.”
Operation Donation 2013, February 25th – March 1st.
75 schools throughout Manitoba took part in Operation Donation 2012 collecting 43,233 lbs. (19,610 kg) in food donations, while Manitoba Public Insurance contributed 12,312 lbs. (5584 kg).
This total of 55,545 lbs. (25,194 kg) collected was matched in weight by both Canada Safeway and Peak of the Market, making for a total of 166,635 lbs. (75,584 kg) of food donations collected in 2012.