Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Saturday at the Volunteer Carnival!

On Saturday, June 25, we held our annual Volunteer Appreciation Day at Winnipeg Harvest. We transformed our warehouse into an interactive carnival for our volunteers of all ages to enjoy. We were delighted to welcome 283 guests! There were games like bean bag toss, hockey shoot out and pond fishing among others and volunteers collected raffle tickets to try to win our fantastic raffle prizes! We also had face painting, slushies and a delicious lunch served in our new kitchen and lunchroom facilities. We had special guests from the RCMP (and their horses!) and from the Winnipeg Police Department. We enjoyed a wonderful performance from the Dare to Clog Dancers. (Check them out at http://www.daretoclog.com/). 

Check out these pictures of the big day:

Thank you to all our volunteers for your hard work, we wouldn't be able to operate without you!

To join us as a volunteer, call 982-FOOD today!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Bring a Tin for the Bin 2011


Thursday, June 23 is the first Bomber home game of the 2011 football season. As always Winnipeg Harvest will be collecting non-perishable food items at the entry gates. Last year, thanks to your generosity, a total 12,656 lbs of food was donated! Thanks Bomber fans!

Our top ten most wanted items include: Canned fish (tuna and salmon); Canned fruit and vegetables; Canned stew, chilli, brown beans; Peanut butter; Baby food and formula; Whole grain/whole wheat pasta; Brown, converted or parboiled rice; Canned spaghetti sauce; High fibre, non-sugar coated Cereal; Canned Soup.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers take on Toronto Argonauts Thursday, June 23 at 7:00 pm.