Hunger doesn’t take a holiday


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This article was published 30/11/2022 (181 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

Each month, Harvest supplies food to nearly 90,000 Manitobans. Almost half are children. This past year, Harvest has seen the need for food assistance in our communities rise to new heights due to the soaring food prices.

In September of this year, we saw an 11.4 per cent inflation rate — a level not seen for 30 years. Inflation creates additional hardships for low-wage earners, seniors on a fixed income, and those facing disability and other health challenges.

Harvest’s clients have revealed how inflation is impacting them. One of Harvest’s clients shared, “I used to use the food bank a lot when I was younger, and then I stopped because I found cheaper housing and had some extra money, but I started again in April of 2022 because of the high prices of everything and not having enough money for our basic needs.”

Grocery budgets simply do not stretch as far as they did a year ago, and rising prices for other goods has created even more financial stress for households.

With lower incomes staying much the same and costs continuing to rise, demand for food in Winnipeg and communities around Manitoba has never been greater than it is today. Harvest expects demand to increase during the holiday season. Unfortunately, hunger doesn’t take a holiday.

Harvest now distributes 15,000 hampers a month to its clients. Whether its helping families in need to keep food on the table or lighting up the Harvest community with hope for the future, Harvest Manitoba has their hands full over the holiday season!

“Its not just about hampers – it’s about hope,” said Vince Barletta, Harvest Manitoba’s president & CEO. “It takes a community to feed a community. Your gift helps to support thousands of Manitobans who depend on Harvest Manitoba.”

For more information on Harvest Manitoba and its programs or to donate, visit, email or call 204-982-3663.

Harvest Manitoba

Harvest Manitoba

Harvest Manitoba is a not-for-profit, community based organization. Our goals are to collect and share surplus food with people who are hungry and to offer training opportunities to help people step up and out of poverty. Our ultimate goal is to eliminate the need for food banks in our community. Find out more at

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