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 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.
Drop-off locations in southwest Winnipeg are: all three Central Corydon Community Centre sites (1370 Grosvenor Ave., 1170 Corydon Ave., and 1 Sir John Franklin Rd.), Earl Grey Community Centre (260 Cockburn St. N.), Fort Garry Community Centre (880 Oakenwald St.), Linden Woods Community Centre (414 Lindenwood Dr. W.), Richmond Kings Community Centre (666 Silverstone Ave.), River Osborne Community Centre (101 Pembina Hwy.), St. Norbert Community Centre (3450 Pembina Hwy.), and Waverley Heights Community Centre (1885 Chancellor Dr.).