Share Your Thanks


The week around Thanksgiving is one of the busiest times of year for us at Winnipeg Harvest as many people use it as an opportunity to show their thankfulness by giving back to their community through volunteering. We’ve had a whole lot of wonderful people come in this week, and here are a few of the stories that stood out to us.

Maxwell Oliver’s ‘Cast-a-Can’ Election Poll

Maxwell is only 8 years old, but with the help of his family, he organized an informal election poll in front of his home where participants could vote by putting a non-perishable food item into the bin of their candidate of choice. Once the poll closed, Maxwell had collected more than 1,000 cans of food!

Wild Earth Farms Donates Nearly 2,000 Pounds of Farm-Fresh Produce

Jeff Veenstra and his wife, Janna, run an all-natural farm near Winnipeg called Wild Earth Farms and this week, Jeff and his children dropped into Winnipeg Harvest to donate 1,929 pounds of fresh butternut squash and pumpkins!

Young Man Celebrates His Bar Mitzvah By Sorting Food With His Friends

Ethan is celebrating his Bar Mitzvah this fall and when his parents asked how he’d like to celebrate this step into maturity, he said he wanted to do something that helped people. So this week, Ethan and a group of his friends volunteered in the Winnipeg Harvest warehouse sorting donated food for food banks.

Pinchin Ltd. Isn’t Playing Turkey With Hunger This Thanksgiving

Sandy and the rest of her at Pinchin Ltd. are getting into the Share Your Thanks spirit with their donation of 100 turkeys today! And they’re challenging Winnipeg businesses and their other branches to do the same this Thanksgiving.