For food assistance, please:
phone: (204) 982-3660

Rural residents click here.

Who is eligible for food assistance?
We help anyone who asks us for food. We share what we have. We simply require that you provide a Manitoba medical number to receive for food assistance.

 Client Services Hours: Monday – Saturday: 9:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
 Emergency Food Bank Room: Monday – Friday: 9:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Saturday: 10:15 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Please note that the food appointments phone line hours are:
Monday – Friday: 9:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Saturday: 9:15 a.m.  to 12:15 p.m.

Our volunteer phone operators will assist you in making an appointment at a Winnipeg area food bank.

Each month, Winnipeg Harvest shares food with nearly 64,000 people in Manitoba.

How to get food from Winnipeg Harvest:

  • If you need food, you can get it in your neighbourhood through Winnipeg Harvest.
  • Winnipeg Harvest assists everyone to access food as soon as possible as close to home as possible.
  • Phone Winnipeg Harvest to make an appointment to pick up food from one of our associated food banks. If you live outside Winnipeg, you’ll be directed to an outlet in your community.
  • You’ll talk with a Winnipeg Harvest volunteer. He or she will ask you for information such as the number of children in your household and your source of income (not the amount).

What will I receive?

Things to Know:

  • Winnipeg Harvest asks for your Manitoba Medical Card number to use as your personal ID number.
  • Any information you share with Winnipeg Harvest is strictly confidential.
  • You can access a food bank once every two weeks.
  • One individual food kit lasts 2-3 days.
  • We book an average of 400-800 food bank appointments per day.

Winnipeg Harvest shares food with local agencies

Winnipeg Harvest distributes food through more than 400 food distribution agencies across Manitoba. Throughout the city and province, these agencies include churches, community centres, schools, post-secondary education facilities, daycares, soup kitchens and community agencies. Winnipeg Harvest also provides food products to the major soup kitchens within the city.

For information about Winnipeg Harvest Agencies or food access for your organization, please:
phone: (204) 982-3663 ext. 674