Winnipeg Harvest urgently needs donations for infant formula
WINNIPEG — Winnipeg Harvest is putting out an urgent call for donations for infant formula. The food bank is facing a shortfall in it’s Feeding Hungry Babies program and needs $100,000. Infant formula is the only type of food that Winnipeg Harvest purchases. All other food handed out by Harvest is gained through donations.
The organization says there’s never enough formula to meet demand. On average 1600 infants a month received formula through Winnipeg Harvest.
“Our Feeding Hungry Babies program is fueled by the hope that one day we can end child hunger. Thanks to our wonderful partnerships and the generosity of Manitobans, we are able to work with families with infants to provide much needed infant formula. We must guarantee that our most vulnerable, our babies, are given every opportunity for wellness and health,” says Kate Brenner, managing director of Winnipeg Harvest.
Since its inception in 2007, Winnipeg Harvest’s Feeding Hungry Babies program has raised more than $1.5 million.
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