Right now, more than 80,000 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 might be one of thousands of Manitobans experiencing a layoff or job loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
Harvest helps anyone who asks for food.
Step 1. Contact the Food Support Assistance Line
Please have your Manitoba Health card ready. The Harvest Crew will review your needs and arrange for your food hamper to be distributed to a location near you for pick up. Harvest food banks are located in communities across Manitoba.
1-800-970-5559 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Call Centre Hours:
Monday to Friday: 9:15 am to 3:15 pm
Saturday: 9:15 am to 12:15 pm
Step 2. Attend Your Appointment
Bring your Manitoba Health Card to your local food bank, and bags or boxes to carry your food hamper.
Harvest Manitoba Food Network
WHAT’S IN A HARVEST HAMPER?
Every four weeks, you can receive a variety of perishable and non-perishable food items to make nutritious meals for you and your family; a 14-day supply to help stretch your food budget over a month.
COVID-19 is impacting Harvest’s food supply.
What’s inside Harvest Hampers varies due to significant food shortages. Harvest depends on food donations from corporate and retail partners, community food drives, and cash donations from the public.
Harvest Hampers include a selection of non-perishable items including can soup, can vegetables, pasta and sauce, dry lentils, bouillon cubes, oatmeal, rice, peanut butter, canned meat, pancake mix, crackers, cookies, and other items as available.
As available, Hampers also include perishable items like bread, milk, eggs, and chicken. Baby kits with food and formula are also available for families.
Local food banks may also help provide supplementary food and grocery items to help families and individuals stretch their budgets.
Currently, we are unable to provide gluten-free options, or extras like pet food, diapers, or feminine hygiene products.