David’s Story

21/02/2020

David’s Path to Harvest
David Wright is a success. Growing up in Winnipeg, he describes himself as a rebel, “a bit of a troublemaker.” As a result, he found himself homeless and spent about a year couch surfing and struggling to put enough food on the table. That’s when he came to Harvest.

Here, David Got Food and More
Here, David got food and more. “Harvest helped to eliminate the fear of not having something to eat,” said David, who now had nutritious food to fill his stomach and fuel his brain. He could think about what steps he could take to bring his own food to the table.

His Next Big Step
David enrolled in our Kitchen Training Program. Thanks to donors like you, this 4-week program sees participants earn certifications that employers are looking for, like Safe Food Handling and the Workplace Hazardous Material Information System. David wrote to say “I just wanted to thank you again for the great course. The course and your teachings gave me the confidence in the kitchen I needed to jump in and guarantee myself the work I wanted.”

Back on His Feet
A short time after graduation, David secured several job offers. He chose to work full-time at Prairie Ink, a restaurant and bakery located inside Grant Park Shopping Centre – and he loves it! He credits the Harvest Training Program for inspiring him to change his life path.

Heroes of Harvest
Thanks to the support of community-minded donors, Harvest can help 70,000 people each month. Many of them are people like David — who received his kitchen and warehouse training free of charge. Your donation will allow Harvest to continue to distribute food to hungry people and offer training programs to help our clients become self-sufficient — helping to end the cycle of poverty. Please give generously. You can have a huge impact on hunger in our community.