Steps for success:

  • Contact Us – Whether you organize a food drive or hold a fundraiser (or both!), we’re here to help you along the way. Once you’ve indicated your interest to our team members, we’ll be in contact with additional resources and information to ensure you have a successful campaign that makes an impact.
  • Set a Goal – Tip: Approximately 1.2 pounds of food equals one meal.
  • Resources – Here are some fun and interactive theme ideas and ways to promote your food drive!

 

  • Register Your Food and Fund Drive – by completing the Food & Fund Drive Registration Form.
    *Harvest requires completed event agreements for all food and money collections.
  • Donate – Once your food drive is complete, please contact community events at community.events@harvestmanitoba.ca
  • Volunteer – Come to our facilities at 1085 Winnipeg Avenue to see firsthand the difference that your generosity makes. To apply, please click here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of food should I collect for a food drive?

Non-perishable food items that are high in protein and nutritious are ideal. We are also currently in great need of canned soups and stews.

Here are our top 10 most needed food items:

  1. Canned Fruit
  2. Canned Soup/Stews
  3. Canned Tuna
  4. Canned Vegetables
  5. Pasta
  6. Pasta Sauce
  7. Rice
  8. Peanut Butter
  9. Baby Formula/Food
  10. Instant Oatmeal

 

Why do you need my help right now?

COVID-19 has illustrated Manitobans’ immediate and increased need to access food. Now, more than ever, a record amount of our community members are forced to make impossible decisions, such as buying food or paying the bills. Our statistics from this past year demonstrate the enormous gaps our clients and other Manitobans are struggling with:

  • In March of 2022, we reached an all-time high for the number of households that received hampers in a single month- 14,000
  • The demand for our services has increased by 40% year over year
  • 49% of the people that we feed are children
  • In a survey we conducted, many respondents identified having an annual income of between $10,000 to $20,000 a year, with 41% receiving under $10,000 a year
  • More than 1 in 4 Manitoba children live in poverty 

Is there a greater need for food or financial donations?

Due to the ongoing devastating impacts of COVID-19, we need both food and financial contributions now more than ever.

Although we’re grateful to receive donations of any kind, financial donations are crucial during economic uncertainty. During the start of the pandemic, Harvest had to purchase food for the first time in history to meet the demands of our clients.

Why do you need my help right now?

COVID-19 has illustrated Manitobans’ immediate and increased need to access food. Now, more than ever, a record amount of our community members are forced to make impossible decisions, such as buying food or paying the bills. Our statistics from this past year demonstrate the enormous gaps our clients and other Manitobans are struggling with:

  • In March of 2022, we reached an all-time high for the number of households that received hampers in a single month- 14,000
  • The demand for our services has increased by 40% year over year
  • 49% of the people that we feed are children
  • In a survey we conducted, many respondents identified having an annual income of between $10,000 to $20,000 a year, with 41% receiving under $10,000 a year
  • More than 1 in 4 Manitoba children live in poverty 

Will Harvest Manitoba pick up the food I’ve collected?

Yes. For large food donations, we’ll come to you and pick up the food.

Can I get a food collection bin?

Yes, we’d be happy to provide you with Harvest Manitoba-branded food bins for food drives!

Who do I contact if I have questions?

If you have any questions about hosting a food and fundraiser drive, please contact community events at community.events@harvestmanitoba.ca!