On Tuesday, January 25, 6 students, including myself went to Winnipeg Harvest and learned/ helped a lot that afternoon. When we first arrived there, Leslie talked to us about Winnipeg Harvest and what it's all about. Winnipeg Harvest is a food bank, that gives families food when they can't feed theirselves. She told us that there are thousands of people that come to Winnipeg Harvest and get food, because they can't afford to buy any. The Winnipeg Harvest team sends them a box of nutritient food that don't expire, like canned soup, canned beans and tomatoes, etc. Sometimes they give them bread and vegetables. They always give them an emergency bag that include rice or pasta, canned soup, canned vegetables and canned meat (I think). Winnipeg Harvest gets their food from a lot of different sources such as supermarkets that donate, and people who donate non perishable foods. Leslie told the group that a bakery always bakes an extra batch just for Winnipeg Harvest. The top 10 foods that they want to recieve are :
Peanut butter (light)
Canned fruits/ vegetables.
Whole grain pasta
When I volunteered at Winnipeg Harvest, the group and I helped pack rice into bags. I realized that every single piece of rice counts because these people aren't as lucky as we are to have food daily. We had packed about 25 bags of rice into 9-12 boxes. That meant we had helped up to 360 families. Photos of us Winnipeg Harvest are one here .