Stonewall / Winnipeg / Woodlands Students Organize a Food drive to alleviate Poverty in Manitoba!

More than 60,000 people in Manitoba use food banks each month. Nearly 45%, are children.

Winnipeg Harvest is a non-profit, community based food distribution & training centre. Their goal is to collect and share surplus food with people who are hungry and to offer training opportunities to help people step up and out of poverty. The ultimate goal is to eliminate the need for food banks in Manitoba.

Students at the food collection facility delivering their food donation

Students at the food collection facility delivering their food donation

The Vision of Winnipeg Harvest is a community that no longer requires the services of a food bank.

Their Mission:

  1. Share food with hungry families.
  2. Facilitate training and learning opportunities for our clients.
  3. Focus attention on hunger within our community and move towards long-term solutions.

Winnipeg Harvest distribute more than 12.8 million pounds of food every year to more than 380+ member agencies across Manitoba, including food banks, soup kitchens, youth programs and drop-in-centres.

Just some of the food collected!

Just some of the food collected!

The Grade 9 Class from Sterling North Stonewall Campus (a PBCC school in Manitoba, Canada) decided that the school should get involved and worked hard to gather up as much surplus food from the local community as they could in one week and deliver it to the Winnipeg Harvest Warehouse! Soup cans, rice, pasta, baby food jars, cereal, canned fruit are just some of the many items generously donated. In all, they collected 747 lbs (almost 340kg) of food for this worthy cause – all in ONE WEEK! The food was donated on March the 10th 2015.

Certificate  of appreciation

Certificate of appreciation

The scales – 747 pounds of food donated (40 pounds is pallet weight)

The scales – 747 pounds of food donated (40 pounds is pallet weight)

The Class at Stonewall with their overflowing bins.

The Class at Stonewall with their overflowing bins.

The students had 3 large bins set up in the corridor at the school campus and community members donated & filled the bins to overflowing. They were way too heavy to lift so some had to be reboxed and packed into the back of a pickup for transporting from the school to Winnipeg Harvest. The forklift driver came and helped the students to unload and transported all the food onto the scale.

The student representatives with Hayley at Winnipeg Harvest

The student representatives with Hayley at Winnipeg Harvest

Hayley from Winnipeg Harvest was overjoyed with the amount collected in such a short space of time & highly commended the students that organized the food drive “I am amazed at the amount of food collected in only one week – we are very grateful to the students at Sterling North Stonewall Campus and PBCC for organizing this!”

 

Winnepeg Harvest



15 thoughts on “Stonewall / Winnipeg / Woodlands Students Organize a Food drive to alleviate Poverty in Manitoba!”

  1. TOguy says:

    Good work!

  2. Sil says:

    Well done Manitoba…The Lord loves a cheerful giver. Keep up the good work….

  3. bjp says:

    well done Jess!

  4. Georgey says:

    Good on ya !! Go Aleck / Cory / Chloe / Kara / Danielle / Chelsea / Jess / Junior 😀

  5. Queenslander AU says:

    All those unselfish people helping others – wonderful!

  6. John says:

    Nice work kids! Your generous attitude towards the Winnipeg Harvest is very much appreciated!

  7. Impressed! says:

    What an excellent educational experience to do something practical to help those less fortunate than ourselves – just think how many hungry people benefited from those 747 lbs! Very impressive, Stonewall Campus – way to go! The people at Winnipeg Harvest should be commended for their hard work and care, as well as the commitment to their vision to eradicate the need for the services they provide! Keep up the outstanding effort!

  8. FATFACE :) says:

    Well done Stonewall/Winnipeg/Woodlands students!!!!! Havent heard much of USA….

    1. Canadian says:

      They are from Canada…

  9. Anna says:

    That is amazing! Just proves that many hands make light work!
    Not only would it give those who donated the food a good feeling, but the food would also give those who receive it a good feeling too!
    Better to give than to receive!

  10. Me says:

    Great job Manitoba!!!!

  11. Ziggy says:

    Wow – 60,000 meals a week – that is a lot of mouths to feed! Keep up the great work!

  12. me says:

    Excellent Job, grade 9 class!!!

  13. TimHortonsgirl says:

    Excellent work.Good to see you Aleck!

  14. who says:

    Well done WINNIPEG ! You’re amazing !!
    Keep it up…

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