Alison and Jane Food Winnpeg Harvest
The Lord’s Bounty Food Bank is operating out of their new temporary location behind Burkees Sports Lounge and Restaurant at 79 Main Street following a fire in a suite above their previous location. Yesterday their Vice-Chair Alison Dallas received a cheque for 12,900 dollars from the Chair of the Northern Neighbors Foundation Jane Robillard towards their future permanent location which she hopes happens soon. Dallas says they also received a shipment of food from Winnipeg Harvest. She says it’s a little overwhelming that the whole community and Harvest have really stepped up at a time of need for them as it allowed them to be up and running within two weeks and they’re definitely fortunate to have the support.
Saturday will be the 25th anniversary of the opening of the Food Bank and they would like to have a larger permanent location so they can offer more services to their clients such as a teaching kitchen and a room for people to come in and do information sessions. They are now open Tuesdays from 10 to 1 and Wednesdays from 9 to 11:30.