Late last month Winnipeg Harvest merged with the Manitoba Association of Food Banks to form Harvest Manitoba. CEO Keren Taylor-Hughes says the new name better reflects who they serve, where they serve and the contributions they receive uniting food banks across the province. She point out collectively they’re an organization taking in and distributing almost 11 million pounds of food per year. She says they see over 70 thousand Manitobans including hungry children, hardworking families and struggling adults who rely on Harvest every month noting their volunteers donate almost 200 thousand hours of hands on service annually and they would never have lasted this long, 35 years, or help as many people as they have if it were not for people who support them.
Hughes adds with the continued support of Manitobans the Harvest Manitoba Food Network can serve those across the province faster and more efficiently than ever before. You can learn more about Harvest Manitoba and how to support them at www.harvestmanitoba.ca.