Friday, February 25, 2011

Winnipeg Harvest-Make Manitoba Hunger Free 8-14

What did you learn about Winnipeg Harvest?
I Learned that 56 000 people use Winnipeg Harvest every month. Winnipeg Harvest is also a big part in Canada because Manitoba is the 3rd highest province that increase of food bank usage. It was really shocking to me to learn that some of the food that is thrown out from the warehouse is used to feed the animals in a farm an example would be expired bread. Also If Winnipeg Harvest stopped receiving donations it would be out food within 1 WEEK therefore Winnipeg Harvest needs to keep receiving food.

Who does Winnipeg Harvest Help?
Winnipeg Harvest helps people who can't get enough food for their daily lives. Winnipeg Harvest also helps Babies with some baby food and diapers. They also give out Basic Nutrition Kits that contain items from all the food groups. They give out 5 500 basic nutrition kits out of Winnipeg Harvest in a week/1000 days. You also might not know but 297 000 volunteer hours last year APPRECIATE AND VALUE VOLUNTEERS.

Where does Winnipeg Harvest get the food it supplies to its users?
Winnipeg Harvest get the food they distribute to it's users from their Bakery, some Supermarkets, Donations, Businesses and also even schools. Examples of where the donations are from would be Winnipeg Harvest Bakery, Superstore, Sobey's, Safeway, Lucky Supermarket and especially the donations coming from every kind people. The Agencies or Businesses that do help Winnipeg Harvest gave them loading trucks to make the process of giving the packages out easier. Donations are important to them because if they stopped receiving them the warehouse would be out of food within 1 week.

What are the top 10 items needed in Winnipeg Harvest?
Top ten items that needed in Winnipeg Harvest are:
  • Canned soup
  • Canned poultry or fish
  • Cereals
  • Baby food
  • Fruits (canned or fresh)
  • Rice
  • Whole wheat grain or pastas
  • Canned stew, chili, and brown beans
  • Loaves of bread
  • Milk

When you volunteered what do you remember about your job?
When I volunteered in the Winnipeg Harvest I remembered looking at how much things they have in the warehouse. It was shocking that they also have things other than food like toothbrush, soaps and many more. In the warehouse we volunteered, by cleaning compost bins that would be used for trying to recycle most leftovers, although cleaning them was very hard with all the dirt on it. We also sorted pastas, rice packages and cereals. While we sort through them there were lots of pastas that was very hard to identify, one pasta I saw were pasta shells that were actual shaped shells. We really had a great time and I hope lots of people donate so they could help more people.

Want to know more about them here's their website.
Winnipeg Harvests

1 comment:

  1. Good job, Paul! I liked how you higlighted examples that really caught my attention.