Manitoba Association of Food Banks (MAFB)

The Manitoba Association of Food Banks is the distribution arm that facilitates moving food to food banks throughout Manitoba. The MAFB was founded in 2007.

Contact the MAFB:
c/o Winnipeg Harvest
1085 Winnipeg Ave
Winnipeg MB R3E 0S2
Phone: (204) 982-3663
Fax: (204) 775-4180

Food Banks Canada

Food Banks Canada is the national organization that represents the food bank community across Canada. Winnipeg Harvest is a founding member of Food Banks Canada.

Visit the Food Banks Canada website for more information.


Do you know if you qualify for up to $270 in shelter benefits from Manitoba’s Rent Assist program?

Visit the Government of Manitoba Rent Assist website today here.


1. Employment and Income Assistance
948-4000 (Intake)

2. Residential Tenancies Branch
302 – 254 Edmonton Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 3Y4
Telephone: (204) 945-2476
Toll Free in Manitoba: 1-800-782-8403
FAX: (204) 945-6273

3. Winnipeg Rental Network
c/o 509 Selkirk Avenue,
Winnipeg, Manitoba  R2W 2M6

Coordinator: Gordon McIntyre
Phone: (204) 927-2335
Fax: (204) 582-2801


4. Neighbours Helping Neighbours
Energy Assistance Program

5. Koats for Kids
Distribution is coordinated through elementary schools, day cares, United Way and agencies throughout Winnipeg. To see a list of these agencies, go to:

6. Christmas Cheer Board
If you are on Social Assistance (EIA), please call (204) 948-2022
Non-Assistance can call (204) 989-5683
Hours: 9-9 weekdays/9-5 weekends
Hamper deliveries: Dec. 11 – Dec. 23


Canadian Foodgrains Bank

Mennonite Voluntary Service

Mennonite Central Committee

Social Planning Council of Winnipeg

Canada Without Poverty

Vanier Institute of the Family