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Please remember those less fortunate this season

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Winnipeg Harvest volunteer Joey-Jayne Hyltun is pictured in this file photo. You can make donations to Harvest through many St. James churches.

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Winnipeg Harvest volunteer Joey-Jayne Hyltun is pictured in this file photo. You can make donations to Harvest through many St. James churches. Photo Store

Winnipeg Harvest is supported by several local churches here in St. James, all of which take in donations and distribute food to many needy families in our community.

Here are some facts about the number of people using food banks in our province:

Did you know that 60,000 people use food banks in Manitoba every month, and that 45% of these are children?

In 2011, Winnipeg Harvest distributed more than 12 million pounds of food to more than 340 member agencies across Manitoba.

We have some very active churches in St. James who are trying to provide staples such as canned fish, beans, tomato sauce, pasta, cereal, milk and peanut butter to families that need a little extra help.

Some of these local churches could benefit from your manpower and donations to keep the cupboards stocked.

If you are interested in lending a hand or dropping off some of the many needed essentials mentioned above, please feel free to contact the following churches for more information:

• Ness Avenue Baptist Church, 2700 Ness Ave., 204-888-4338
• Maranatha Evangelical Free Church, 910 Sturgeon Rd., 204-832-1371
• Blessed John XXIII Parish, 3390 Portage Ave., 204-832-7175
• Sturgeon Creek United, 207 Thompson Dr., 204-832-1000
• St. Chad’s Anglican, 472 Kirkfield St., 204-832-7195

As you anticipate the holidays and the making of New Year’s resolutions, perhaps consider committing some volunteer hours or weekly donations to these local food banks this Christmas and into the new year, too!

Kelley Sookram is a community correspondent for St. James-Assiniboia.

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