We've partnered with our friends at Mutual Aid Society (MAS) Winnipeg, a grassroots community-led initiative founded in response to COVID-19, to launch the Waste-Not Food Box Program to divert and upcycle food waste to food insesure households.

 

How it works: we receive food donations (otherwise considered food waste) through our Food Hub warehouse and the South Osborne Farmers' Market, spruce them up and assemble bags of healthy, local food. Serve the People (a  program of MAS) then organizes volunteer drivers to deliver the food bags straight to households in need.

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.