Mayor Sam Katz is looking to keep Winnipeggers full this summer.
Katz revealed a plan for "No Hunger Summer" on June 7. As part of the campaign, collection bins will be placed at 44 community centres and four arenas, as well as at city hall. The food will be donated to Winnipeg Harvest, which serves approximately 64,000 Manitobans, including 32,000 children, each month.
In particular, the drive is seeking: canned fish and poultry, canned vegetables and fruit, canned soup, baby food and infant formula, canned stew, chili, and baked beans, peanut butter, brown rice, whole-wheat and whole-grain pasta, canned spaghetti sauce or tomatoes, and high-fibre, non-sugar-coated cereal.
"This is a chance to make a real difference for hungry families in our community," said Mayor Katz in a release. "Winnipeggers are known for their generosity, and by working together, we can make sure that all of our citizens have access to nutritious food all summer long."
Drop-off locations in west Winnipeg are: Assiniboia West Community Club (861 Buchanan Blvd. on June 15 only), Heritage Victoria Community Centre (950 Sturgeon Rd.), Kirkfield-Westwood Community Centre (165 Sansome Ave.), Robert A. Steen Memorial Community Centre (980 Palmerston Ave.), Sturgeon Heights Community Centre (210 Rita St.), all three Valour Community Centre sites (715 Telfer St. N., 1315 Strathcona St., and 444 Burnell St.), Varsity View Community Centre (315 Laxdal Rd.), Westdale Community Centre (550 Dale Blvd.), and Weston Memorial Community Centre (1625 Logan Ave.).