South Winnipeg Supports Harvest

Photo: Mr. Vince Barletta (CEO Harvest Manitoba), Councillor Janice Lukes, Mr. Paramjit Shahi (President South Winnipeg Community Centre)

So many great organizations are coming together – see details: South Winnipeg Supports Harvest. Thank you to the Winnipeg Free Press for covering South Winnipeg supports Harvest.

Winnipeg Free Press Article:

Food Drive Aims to Fill Former Dealership


South Winnipeg supports Harvest Manitoba

By: Janice Lukes    Posted: Wednesday, Mar. 30, 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic and many wars throughout the world are creating much sadness and hardship for so many in our city.

Prices of food, accommodation and transportation are increasing, and many Winnipeggers are struggling to make ends meet. Newcomers are arriving with few belongings, seeking peace and comfort. The need for support has never been greater.

South Winnipeg residents have an amazing community spirit, very generous hearts, and are taking action to help ease the suffering. Please join us in April as we hold a week-long food drive in partnership with Harvest Manitoba and many other outstanding organizations.

Through a gracious donation, we have access to the building where the new Align development will be located at 2537 Pembina Hwy. This is the former Subaru dealership building and using it will enable us to collect, sort and store all food donations we collect.

We will be accepting donations from Mon., April 18 to Sat., April 30 (updated date) between 1 and 7 p.m. Monday to Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Volunteers will help unload your donations. If you are a business, school, community or church group and would like to collect food at your site, we will come and pick up whatever you collect. If you want a bin for your site, just email us.

If you want to stop in at 2537 Pembina and make a financial contribution, we will have debit machines on hand. If you want to volunteer to help sort donations, or help in any way, please send an email to my office

The top 10 foods Harvest Manitoba requires are: cans of vegetables, fruit, soup or stew, tuna and pasta and pasta sauce, rice, peanut butter, baby formula or baby food and instant oatmeal.

Thank you to Shahin, the diversity co-ordinator at Whyte Ridge Community Centre for being the spark for this incredible initiative, to Sanjeeva’s Grade 7 class at South Pointe School, to the South Winnipeg Community Centre, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Manitoba Islamic Association, Pembina Active Living 55-plus, and the Winnipeg Chinese Senior Association, to name just a few who are helping to support the food drive.

We are so grateful for use of the space and for partnerships with Campus Suites, Woodbourne Canada Management, Bockstael Construction, Manitoba Hydro, Geetee Holdings, Spark Power, Campus Living Centres, and Fergusson Gunn Consulting .

Thanks also to Coun. Markus Chambers (St. Norbert-Seine River), MLAs Jon Reyes (Waverley) and Sarah Guillemard (Fort Richmond), and MP Terry Duguid (Winnipeg South) for joining in and contributing time, staff and support to the food drive.