Tuesday, January 15, 2013

January 15, 2013 by Duncan M. Stokes

Duncan M. Stokes
As we have rolled into 2013, students have two tasks at hand. Study for end of semester exams and register schools for Operation Donation.

In 2012, 75 Manitoba schools collected 43,233 lbs. (19,610 kg) in food donations, while Manitoba Public Insurance gathered up 12,312 lbs. (5584 kg) for food.

Count matching weight donations by both Peak of the Market and Canada Safeway making for a total of 166,635 lbs. (75,584 kg) of food donations collected in 2012.

For more information of how your school can take part in Operation Donation 2013, click here.

Keep those pennies coming in!

Since the Federal Government announced last spring they were discontinuing making the penny and Winnipeg Harvest launched its turn pennies into dollars campaign, more than $7,000 worth of coin has been dropped off as a donation to us. Thank you!

Your donation will make a huge difference. For every $1 in donation Winnipeg Harvest receives, we are able to leverage $20 worth of food. Nearly 64,000 Manitobans rely on food banks each month.  

For more information on how to donate your pennies call us at 982-3581 or visit our website at www.winnipegharvest.org

Kudos to Shelley Cook, columnist at The Metro Winnipeg!  

He ‘Humphrey Bogart’ creation was the most popular local celebrity creation at the grand opening if the Tutti Fruitti Frozen Yogurt location at Polo Park.  

As a result of her win, it’s our win too. Tutti Fruitti Frozen Yogurt will now make a donation to Winnipeg Harvest of $500.00.

Any view and/or  opinion expressed in this article are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Winnipeg Harvest, its staff or volunteers.