May 12, 2014 12:06 pm

Winnipeg food bank issues urgent appeal for donations

Winnipeg Harvest has issued an urgent appeal for donations.

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WINNIPEG – The city’s largest food bank issued an urgent appeal for donations Monday.

Winnipeg Harvest said in a news release it is seeing a decline in stocks of their top 10 food items, “especially high-protein, non-perishable ones.”

The food bank’s top 10 most-wanted items are:

  • Canned fish (tuna or salmon packed in water) or poultry (chicken or turkey)
  • Canned fruit and vegetables (packed in own juice)
  • Canned stew, chili and brown beans
  • Peanut butter
  • Whole grain pasta/whole wheat pasta
  • Rice (brown, converted or parboiled)
  • Canned spaghetti sauce or tomatoes
  • Cereal (high fibre, non-sugar coated)
  • Canned soup (lentil, pea, vegetable)

Winnipeg Harvest said 60,000 Manitobans get food from them every month and half of their clients are children.

“Please help us stock our shelves to help feed hungry Manitobans,” the organization pleaded Monday.

Food donations can be dropped off at 1085 Winnipeg Ave. The organization also accepts monetary donations, which can be made by calling 204-982-3581.

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