Raising Voices and Lowering Costs


Rina Hermkens is concerned about energy and efficiency costs in Manitoba. A volunteer and community engagement speaker with Winnipeg Harvest, Rina has a low income. “I want a program that saves the environment, with financial return,” says Rina. “The more I can lessen the cost of my bills, the more money I have for things… Keep Reading

A Door That Opened


Almost every visit to Harvest starts like the old saying, “Give them a fish, feed them for a day.” Many people think it ends there. But sometimes, a visit to Harvest ends with teaching them how to fish… After a decade living on the streets of Winnipeg, Rina and her partner Drew were hungry. Along… Keep Reading



‘Tis the season of giving and Manitobans are some of the most generous people on earth. That’s why, we wanted to share with you 5 reasons why your gift is so important, why it will make a real impact on the lives of children, families and neighbours across Manitoba. #1: The Number of Hungry Manitobans… Keep Reading

Volunteer Appreciation


It’s a special day at Winnipeg Harvest, as we come together to recognize and celebrate the hard work and commitment of our volunteers, and to present the 2019 Lee Newton Memorial Award for Volunteer Excellence. At Winnipeg Harvest, we get to see the impact of the food we collect and distribute and it’s nothing short… Keep Reading

Bannock Recipe


4 cups of flour 1tsp of baking soda 1 pack yeast 1/4 sugar Tsp salt 1/4 vegetable oil 2 cups of warm water Add the flour first then the baking soda, swift it around and mix in all the other dry ingredients, mix well. Make a whole in the center then add the oil and… Keep Reading

Tins and Tunes

Tins and Tunes


An ENORMOUS thank you to our volunteers! Your hard work is what makes feeding thousands of hungry Manitobans possible. On March 28, 2019 Winnipeg Harvest held “Tins and Tunes” to celebrate the evening volunteers. Kelly, along with her team prepared delicious snacks for volunteers to enjoy while doing crafts and usual volunteer activities. We would… Keep Reading

quick and simple muffins

Quick and Easy Muffins


We held a quick and easy Muffin workshop in the Winnipeg Harvest Community Kitchen and wanted to share this quick video and recipe with you! Here’s the recipe: 2 Eggs 2 Bananas 2 Cups Quick Oats 1 tsp Baking Powder 1 Cup of crushed nuts Bake at 350 until golden brown If you’d like to… Keep Reading

Bits and Bobs Casserole

Bits and Bob’s Casserole


Winnipeg Harvest is excited to offer the Bits and Bob’s workshop; a class geared towards helping you take items from your food bank hampers to create a great meal for your family. Creating a great meal is just a couple of ingredients away. For example, choosing a grain, a protein, a vegetable and a couple… Keep Reading

I Love to Read


In many parts of Canada and the United States, February means “I Love to Read Month,” an entire month dedicated to promoting a love of reading and being read to. This idea, started many years ago, has been gaining popularity among schools, libraries and organizations throughout North America. Parents, too, have adopted the idea of… Keep Reading

A Great Way to Celebrate


For her birthday this year, 7-year old Sara decided to do something completely different! When Sara’s mom asked her where she would like to go, she replied immediately “I want to volunteer at Winnipeg Harvest”. Sara brought her friends and family down to Winnipeg Harvest this past week and spent the day celebrating, volunteering in… Keep Reading

Sobeys, Safeway and IGA Goes Above And Beyond To Fight Hunger

Sobeys, Safeway and IGA Goes Above And Beyond To Fight Hunger


(Winnipeg, Manitoba, Jan 30th, 2019) – With the focus of providing nutritious meals to Manitoba’s families and their commitment to supporting local communities, today Sobeys Inc. presented a donation of $122,787.12 in support of Harvest raised during their ‘Joy of Giving’ campaign. Winnipeg Harvest is humbled to accept this donation on behalf of the 64,000… Keep Reading

Canada's Food Guide

Canada’s Food Guide


Eat well. Live well. As a Food Distribution and Training Facility, Winnipeg Harvest strives to provide nutritious food to individuals and families across the province. After much anticipation, we are encouraged to see that the new Canada’s food guide recognizes the truly diverse demographics across our county, and reflects this with a new wide-range of… Keep Reading