An Opportunity For Everyone

15/08/2018

Every day, around 200 people walk through the doors at Winnipeg Harvest to volunteer their time to help us fight hunger in Manitoba. These volunteers fill a wide array of roles around the building; sorting and packing food, driving trucks for pickups and deliveries and working at reception just to name a few. The work… Keep Reading

Unexpected Teamwork

08/08/2018

Winnipeg Harvest is a community. Everyone involved with our mission is part of a team that works together to help share food with hungry people. And we are constantly encountering opportunities to grow that sense of community in the world outside our doors. One of our volunteer drivers. Stan, was out on a delivery call… Keep Reading

Lee Newton Memorial Golf Tournament

02/08/2018

On June 27, The Winnipeg Harvest Lee Newton Memorial Golf Tournament swung off the tees. Thanks again to all our golfers and sponsors for making the day a great success!

Fast & Furious Feast 2018

02/08/2018

The 5th Annual Fast & Furious Feast was a great night and a huge success! Thanks to everyone who came out to enjoy the feast and to all the sponsors who made it all possible. Thanks to our vendors who donated every ounce of food eaten for this evening and all of your support, we… Keep Reading

United Nations Human Rights Council Universal Periodic Review

19/07/2018

Written by: Meaghan Erbus, Community Engagement Manager On July 18, Indigenous groups and civil society organizations were invited to provide feedback to the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council regarding their recommendations for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR). The UPR is a process in which UN member states review human rights records and provide an… Keep Reading

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… Keep Reading

May 3 – Empty Shelves

03/05/2018

Empty Shelves  This week has presented a different kind of busyness than I normally deal with in a week. The staff and volunteers of Winnipeg Harvest and I have been busy after we announced a critical food shortage this week. As it goes in the world of not-for-profits, we see a huge increase in donations… Keep Reading

Apr. 20 – Volunteer Appreciation Week

20/04/2018

Volunteer Appreciation Week “Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in.” — Unknown This week is National Volunteer Week in Canada, and we at Winnipeg Harvest are proud of our Volunteer… Keep Reading

Apr. 9 – Strength in Diversity

11/04/2018

Strength in Diversity I recently had the opportunity to spend some time sharing ideas with several food bank leaders from Canada’s largest cities. This group, which includes Winnipeg Harvest, collects and distributes approximately 85% of all food to food banks across Canada. Meeting with these industry and community leaders is an excellent opportunity to share… Keep Reading

Jae-Lynn’s 8th Birthday Food Drive

06/04/2018

Every birthday Jae-Lynn has had has been marked with a donation to Winnipeg Harvest and this year was no exception with 145 pounds of food collected. “I like caring for others,” Jae-Lynn told us, saying she hopes to continue to raise donations for Winnipeg Harvest in the years to come. Instead of gifts for her,… Keep Reading

Apr. 2 – Part of the Story

04/04/2018

Part of the Story A huge part of my role at Winnipeg Harvest is to be an ambassador to the world outside of our walls. I meet media personalities, donors, volunteers, business leaders, political advocates and so many different kinds of people on a given day and one thing almost all of these meetings have… Keep Reading

Mar. 26 – A Model That Works For Us

26/03/2018

A Model That Works For Us In the past few weeks, I’ve attended several meetings focused on food banks across Canada. It’s been fascinating hearing what variations of food bank models have seen success in different parts of the country—knowing how others have achieved success is always good information to have. I also learned a… Keep Reading