Founded in 1984, Winnipeg Harvest collects and distributes food to local charities that feed poor people in Manitoba. The charity reports that Manitoba has the second highest rate of child food bank usage in Canada. In F2018, Winnipeg Harvest reports that over 64,000 Manitobans receive food from food banks each month, of which 41% are children. Winnipeg Harvest also runs training programs, a tax return program, and education and youth programs.
As the main food security provider for Manitoba, we will use this grant to purchase nutritious food for our hampers which are provided to Manitobans unable to make ends meet due to poverty.