Operation Donation 2017
Operation Donation 2017, Feb. 27 – Mar. 3
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 nearly 400 food distribution agencies which distribute food collected at Winnipeg Harvest.
“Manitoba teachers and students have embraced Winnipeg Harvest to help Manitoba families. Thanks to Manitoba Public Insurance, Peak of the Market, Safeway/Sobeys, The Manitoba Teachers’ Society and students 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.”
-David Northcott, Executive Director, Winnipeg Harvest.
To REGISTER for Operation Donation 2017, please click here and follow the link. Anyone wanting more information or to register their school over the phone, please contact Kylie, by:
Phone: (204) 982-3670
School pick-ups will take place March 6-17 (excluding weekends).
Twenty-six schools throughout Manitoba took part in Operation Donation 2016 collecting 19,048 lbs. (8,658 kg) in food donations, while Manitoba Public Insurance contributed 35,866 lbs. (16,303 kg).
This total of 54,914 lbs. (24,961 kg) collected was matched in weight by both Canada Safeway and Peak of the Market, making for a total of 164,743.05 lbs. (74,883 kg) of food donations collected in 2016.