Caring for Communities
Caring for Communities is an initiative from Manitoba Chicken Producers to bring frozen chickens to Winnipeg homes. The partnership between Manitoba Chicken Producers and Harvest Manitoba sees a weekly delivery of 1,000 frozen chickens delivered to the Harvest warehouse. These chickens are then separated into hampers and sent to the tables of those who need it the most.
In 2013, Linda received the diagnosis no one ever wants to hear – terminal cancer. Linda was told to get her affairs in order and she took an early retirement from a career that included many years of work with various community organizations in Winnipeg. Although she was fearing the worst, Linda was able to beat back the terminal cancer diagnosis. Although she continues to have many health challenges and continues to receive cancer treatment, Linda is able to live on her own – with her dog Maggie of course!
Linda has always thought of herself as a thrifty person. She raised four children on her own in St. James and knows the value of a dollar. Linda was never someone who thought she would ever need to get support from an organization like Harvest – until now.
Stories of People Who Shine
Meet Emelda Nnadi
This fourth year University of Manitoba College of Nursing student elected to complete her fieldwork at Harvest. During her time here, Emelda was a contributing researcher for our Harvest Voices 2021 Report. Harvest field placements give public health students the opportunity to take what they learn in the classroom and apply it in the real world. In this video, Emelda discusses the importance of what she learned at Harvest and how those lessons will help her advocate for her future patients.
Press play on her photo to hear her Harvest Voice.
Caring for Communities
Proud to feature our Harvest Star partner Manitoba Chicken Producers. Through their Caring for Communities program 85 Manitoba farm families give 1,000 chickens every month to feed hungry families across the province. Learn more about their incredible generosity.
Click on the video to watch.
Kerry moved her family to Winnipeg in 1996 and found Harvest. In this feature video, she shares her moving story and poems she wrote about her struggles. She also talks about volunteering at Harvest and how it gave her more self-confidence. Kerry said she was so shy that she never spoke to someone until spoken to first – all that changed volunteering at Harvest.
Click on the video to watch her story.
Disability Denied, now what?
Meet Ian Graham
He’s been great for Harvest. In 2012 Ian arrived in Winnipeg with no money and no food. He applied for disability (he has one) but was denied. Instead, he was referred to Harvest. Feeling the need to ‘pay for his supper’, Ian began volunteering, doing sorting work in the Harvest warehouse. Ian has been with us for the last 9 years and we love him. Watch the video of his story. It’s short, but strong. As strong as Ian’s commitment to Harvest and our community.
Press play to view Ian’s story.
Food Nurtures Knowledge
Everybody knows Harvest distributes food – but Brenda is using it to bring lost food knowledge and cooking skills to the table of new generations.
Brenda Paley is the Executive Director of Action Centre Day Nursery – a multi-age group early childhood centre, located in the heart of the North End.
Press play to view her story.