Right now, more than 108,000 Manitobans access emergency food support from Harvest Manitoba’s network of food banks and agencies every month.

Maybe there’s too much month left at the end of the money. You could be unemployed or working hard to pay your bills on a smaller income than you need. You You may have just been laid off or lost your job.

Nobody plans for this. Life can bring unexpected financial uncertainty or crisis to anyone, anytime, and anywhere in Manitoba.

You are resilient, and we’re here to help.


Step 1. Contact the Food Support Line

Please have your Manitoba Health card ready. International Students can use their student ID. The Harvest Crew will review your needs and arrange for the delivery of your food hamper at a location near you for pickup. Harvest food banks are located in communities across Manitoba.

In Winnipeg:
New to Harvest? Call 204-982-3671 or register online.
Returning Client? Call 204-982-3660 or email appointments@harvestmanitoba.ca

Outside Winnipeg:
Call 1-800-970-5559 or email kmoore@harvestmanitoba.ca

Register Online

Food Support Line Hours:
Monday to Friday: 9:15 am to 3:15 pm
Saturday: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Step 3. Rebooked Appointments

Some of our food banks work under a rebooking system: if you show up for your appointment, automatically, you are booked for your next appointment in four weeks. We will let you know once we book your appointment if your food bank works under that system.

If you miss your rebooked appointment, your name comes off the list, and you must call or email to get back on the list. Please note we are extremely full, and it may take some time to book you again at your choice’s food bank. Try to attend your appointments or check if you can authorize someone to pick up on your behalf.


Step 2. Attend Your Appointment

Bring your Manitoba Health Card / International Student ID card to your local food bank and bags or boxes to carry your food hamper. If you cannot attend your food bank appointment to pick up your hamper, call our Food Support Line or email appointments@harvestmanitoba.ca  to find out if your food bank allows you to authorize another person to pick up your hamper on your behalf. If you grant permission for someone else to pick it up for you, you must provide a letter with:

  • Date.
  • Your full name.
  • Details of your food bank appointment.
  • Full name of the authorized person.
  • Your signature.
  • Attach a physical copy or a picture of your MB Health Card.


Step 4. Cancel Appointments

You must cancel food bank appointments as soon as you know you can not attend; this allows us to book someone else in your spot.  It also increases your chances of re-booking an appointment in the food bank of your choice.  Missing an appointment three times at a food bank without noticing us (email or phone to cancel) may result in you being unable to book another appointment.

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