Oct 15 – Lose Yourself In The Service Of Others


“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others” — Gandhi.

On Tuesday, October 9, Winnipeg Harvest held our Empty Bowl Celebrity Auction. The strong show of support for our organization was deeply appreciated.

We had many returning guests as well as a number of new faces, including mine. Everyone who attended did so because they felt unwilling to do nothing about the tens of thousands of Manitobans who don’t have enough to eat every day.

This unfortunate reality cannot be halted simply by creating more and more food banks. Winnipeg Harvest’s vision to see communities that no longer require the use of food banks can only be achieved if we work to offer opportunities to break the cycle of poverty through training and advocacy while treating the short term symptoms of food insecurity.

This year, we’ve taken great strides in expanding our approach to these issues, offering a wider variety of training opportunities and widening the scope of how we advocate for those without a powerful voice.

But there’s still much more to be done and the important work we’re doing to fight hunger and feed hope could not happen without the generous support of our community.

I would like to thank our generous sponsors for the evening as well as our MC, Big Daddy Taz, our virtual auctioneer, Doug Spiers, and Renee Rogers from CTV News Winnipeg for spreading the word. We hope you’ll continue to support us in our mission.

On behalf of Winnipeg Harvest, I want to thank all the members of the planning committee for their efforts to make this evening such a success, thank you for the difference you helped make!