Waste-Not is a program that diverts and upcycles food waste from our farmers' market and food hub to food security and food justice initiatives in our community.  Regular donation recipients include the Veggie Van as well as Dehydration Nation, an Indigenous-led initiative which seeks to empower individuals and communities to harness the traditional method of food dehydration and pair it with nation-to-nation trade as a way of promoting food sovereignty in Treaty 1 territory and beyond.

It's Community Helping Community!

Want to receive a food box? Interested in volunteering? Contact Serve the People. 

UPDATED MARCH 2022: Food box delivery has been paused until sufficient food donations and/or funds are received.

Also, check out our community food resources page which lists organizations providing free or low-cost hot meals and groceries.

How to Donate:

 

Food Hub Suppliers: please bring any food donations along with your regular weekly order to the Food Hub before Thursday morning.

Farmers' Market Vendors: please leave any food donation with the SOFM staff at the end of the market. 

Community Members: you can donate food by dropping it off at our warehouse (1145 Fife St) before Thursday or at the South Osborne Famers' Market (725 Kylemore Ave) on Wednesdays from 4-8 pm.

 

If you would like to make a financial donation, you can either donate in person at the SOFM or click the donate button below to give via credit card online! 

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Another way to help

Pay it Forward Program

As part of our efforts to increase food accessibility, we are excited to introduce our Pay it Forward program! This program will offer the chance for the community to support one another, and help make local food more accessible to all.

 

For those who could use a little financial support for your farmers market purchases, tokens of $5 will be available at the Pay it Forward board near the info booth. A full list of participating vendors will be available at the board, and vendors will also have an identifying logo at their booth.

 

If you would like to make a donation to the program, please talk to one of our volunteers at the info booth, or make a donation online.

Take what you need, donate what you can!

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Curious about other food security programs you can donate to or community gardens you can join/support? Check out this report entitled The Right to Food and Community Gardens in Winnipeg which includes a donation guide at the end.