Thank You Mantioba

11/05/2018

 

Thank You, Manitoba for Your Incredible Response to Support Winnipeg Harvest

As we prepare to celebrate Manitoba’s 148th birthday on Saturday, May 12, Winnipeg Harvest is sharing thanks with all Manitobans who rallied together to refill their critically low levels of pasta, proteins and canned soups and vegetables. To date, 4,975 pounds of food and $10,000 in cash have been donated during the True North Sports + Entertainment Whiteout Street Parties, Winnipeg Jets’ viewing parties and Manitoba Moose playoff games.

True to Manitoba’s ‘winning spirit’, our community has once again mobilized to raise donations for our province’s families in need. With helping hands from more than 20 neighbourhood food drives and corporate partners who have raised more than $9,500 and 23,000 pounds, Winnipeg Harvest was able to provide emergency food to hundreds of local people facing hunger.

Keren Taylor-Hughes, Executive Director of Winnipeg Harvest emphasized, “We are so grateful and humbled by the kindness of Manitobans who have all rallied together to help families in need in our province to receive a nutritionally balanced hamper of food.”  Taylor-Hughes added, “From corporate partners like True North Sports + Entertainment who invited us to set up donation bins at the Jets and Moose playoff games to Shelmerdine Garden Centre who is hosting a community food drive in support of us to Red River Co-Op who has run three events that collected more than 5,000 pounds of food, Manitobans have proven once again that they are some of the most generous people in Canada.”

April and May are slow donation months and Winnipeg Harvest feeds 64,000 individuals monthly, 42 per cent of whom are children. Winnipeg Harvest is encouraging Manitobans to continue to help fill the critical shortage of food donations by donating Protein (canned stew, canned beans, canned fish, and peanut butter; Carbohydrates (pasta, rice, instant potatoes, mac and cheese mix); Canned soup; Canned vegetables/fruit.

Donations can be dropped off at grocery stores or Winnipeg Harvest at 1085 Winnipeg Avenue.  The public is also encouraged to host a food drive in their neighbourhood and Winnipeg Harvest will arrange to pickup donated food items totalling more than 50 pounds.  To arrange a community food drive, please contact 204-982-3670 or email hidden; JavaScript is required