Friday, October 9, 2009

Share Your Thanks Fall Food Drive

The Winnipeg Free Press generously distributed 122,000 "Share Your Thanks" brown grocery bags last month to Winnipeg area homes so they could be filled with groceries for those Winnipeg Harvest shares food with.
Volunteers and staff will gather to help spread the generosity of Manitobans, by sorting the "Share your Thanks" bags.

The bags will help Winnipeg Harvest serve growing needs:
  • The number of students (aged 6-18) needing food bank assistance went up by nearly 24% over the last year. 
  • Winnipeg Harvest also is sharing food with more EI Recipients (an 84% increase), those with no income (a 24% increase) and the working poor (a 17% increase) than this time last year.
Overall, the number of people needing Winnipeg Harvest's services is up 21% from the same period one year ago. We need the public's help more than ever to help fight hunger in Manitoba.

We invite the public media to join us:
Saturday, October 10th at 10:30am, at the Winnipeg Harvest warehouse, 1085 Winnipeg Ave.

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