One of the most important things we can do is ensure every vulnerable Manitoban who needs emergency food support gets it.
Winnipeg Harvest is the principal distributor of food to Manitobans in need. In a normal month, we provide food support to 70,000 people including 25,000 children via 300 food banks and agencies across the province – but that number is rapidly rising.
Calls to our Emergency Food Line are up 30%, and food donations are down 60%. With school and daycare closures, kids who rely on weekly food programs no longer have access to a reliable source of daily food. Unprecedented layoffs and job losses are causing significant financial stress for families, especially those living cheque to cheque. An estimated 64,000 Manitobans have applied for EI (4% of Canada’s 1.6 million). We anticipate will we need to feed a record 90,000 Manitobans in April – and that this number will rise as things get tighter for everyone. However, with stockpiling and grocery stores and massive supply disruptions, our warehouse stores are almost depleted.
Funding is urgently needed to keep our operations going and food flowing. Please make a cash donation of any size today. Your donation is 100% tax receiptable. This is the most flexible option. We can use your gift where it’s needed most today, and as things change tomorrow.
* Your gift of $25 will buy 10 lbs of food for a child or at-risk adult.
* Your gift of $75 will buy one large hamper to feed a family of four.
* Your gift of $300 will feed 4 families, one large hamper each.
Be a Harvest Hero. We need your support now more than ever to keep food flowing to those who need it most. By feeding vulnerable Manitobans you are nourishing our community, and our sense of community – and together, we will harvest the benefits.
Thank you in advance for your generosity!
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Phone: (204) 982-3581 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
PS We are actively recruiting younger, healthy individuals, unable to go to university or work, to help keep our warehouse open and food flowing. Be part of one of the most important action groups in the province. If you can help, please fill out an application.