Monday, December 12, 2011

One busy Warehouse, Get your stained glass

This time of year, the food donations to Winnipeg Harvest are huge. It means more volunteer hours, more pick-ups to ensure more people are getting the food donations many so desperately need at this time of year. Food & Warehouse Coordinator Chris Hoover says pick-ups this month are up about 50% from last month, but says that is the norm for December. 

If you wish to donate food, time or money, visit

For $20, you can create your own piece of art at Prairie Stained Glass on Sargent Avenue. All finished glass products go to Winnipeg Harvest as gifts for volunteers. CBC T-V in Manitoba featured Prairie Stain Glass on their Saturday December 10th newscast.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

The December e-newsletter is on-line!

The December 2011 edition of Winnipeg Harvest’s e-newsletter is on our website.
So much going on December and so many great people have dropped by the building today and over the last couple of weeks with donations of money, time and food.  We all know the Holiday spirit exists in Winnipeg within so many wonderful people, but to meet them, to talk to them and to hear their stories is part of what makes Winnipeg Harvest so special.
If you haven’t already, don’t forget to likes us Facebook, , follow us on Twitter!/WinnipegHarvest or subscribe to WinnipegHarvestInc. on YouTube.
And don’t forget to donate money, time or food at one of many different events this month

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Harvesting Hope

CBC Radio Manitoba has spent a lot of time at Winnipeg Harvest in recent days.

CBC has been conducting interviews with clients, volunteers and team members, while readying for “Harvesting Hope”, which will air on CBC on Friday December 9th from 5:30 a.m. through 6 p.m.
CBC will broadcast the stories from the people whose spirit embodies what is Winnipeg Harvest.

While the mission of Winnipeg Harvest is to providing food to people who struggle to feed themselves and their families and to maximize public awareness of hunger, the stories CBC does with the interviewees helps articulate the challenges many face to look after themselves and their families on a day-to-day basis.
Don’t forget to tune in Friday December 9th to CBC Radio Manitoba.

Monday, December 5, 2011

PEOPLE GOTTA EAT - A Holiday Food Drive to benefit Winnipeg Harvest

Energy 106 is getting their guest list ready today along with set up for the live broadcast starting this Thursday December 8th right through Saturday December 10th at Grant Park Shopping Centre for their “People Gotta Eat” campaign. Included among the VIP guests to be interviewed are Comedian Big Daddy Tazz and His Worship, Mayor Sam Katz.

Since November 21st, Energy 106 has been collecting non-perishable food items, all of which will be donated to Winnipeg Harvest. The campaign will culminate with a three day live broadcast by Energy 106 at Grant Park Shopping Centre.

Tune into Winnipeg’s New Number Hit Music station to hear volunteers, staff and supporters of Winnipeg Harvest December 8th through December 10th.

Peak of the Market is matching all donations during the “People Gotta Eat” campaign, pound for pound.

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Thursday, December 1, 2011

December 1st at Winnipeg Harvest

What a wonderful article by Winnipeg Free Press columnist Gordon Sinclair this morning about Sheryl Armstrong of St. Catherines, ON.  Shery'sl bid of $3,550 was the highest in Winnipeg Harvest’s EBay auction of Justin Bieber’s guitar.

More importantly, Gordon did his characteristically masterful job of telling the story of why Sheryl felt compelled to bid on the guitar and her connection to food banks.  If you have a few minutes, the article is well worth the read.

CJNU 107.9 FM, Nostalgia radio, is into its second day on location here at Winnipeg Harvest. And CJNU will be on location here through December 23rd, playing all those great hits in the golden era of music, from the 40’s through the 60s.

CJNU hosts will also be interviewing volunteers, supporters and staff committed to Winnipeg Harvest’s mission. Thanks CJNU.

And we at Winnipeg Harvest were sorry to hear that Laurie Mustard has left the Winnipeg Sun. Laurie has always been a terrific supporter of the mission here at Winnipeg Harvest. We wish nothing but good things for Laurie and his family and applaud his legacy in the Winnipeg media over the last thirty plus years.