Need food? Here are some community resources where you can get emergency food support

In order to protect the safety and health of students and community members and staff, the UWSA Foodbank will remain closed till the public health situation improves. However, as students deal with unprecedented challenges, food and income insecurity continues to rise.  

Winnipeg Harvest has helped us prepare a list of distribution centres across Manitoba where students and community members can access free emergency food and groceries.

Winnipeg Harvest 

If you need emergency food, please call Winnipeg Harvest to book an appointment at your local food bank. You can reach them by phone or email.

In Winnipeg:  
Phone: (204) 982 – 3660 
Email: appointments@winnipegharvest.org 
Outside Winnipeg:  
Phone: 1 (800) 970 – 5559 
Email: kellym@winnipegharvest.org 
Hours:  
Monday to Friday 9:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. 
Saturday 9:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. 

 You will need the following information when calling:  

  • Six-digit Manitoba health number  
  • International Students: You don’t need a Manitoba Health Card to access foodbank. Simply, keep your UWinnipeg Student Number handy.  

Seniors and people living with disabilities can have food delivered to their residence via Winnipeg Harvest by calling (204) 9823660. Walk-ins service is not available, so please call before visiting a food distribution centre.  

Other Winnipeg Community Resources 

If you need supplemental food, the following soup kitchens are open and serving pre-packaged food. 

  • Agape Table  
    364 Furby St.  
    Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 11 a.m.  
     
  • Siloam Mission  
    300 Princess St. 
    Monday – Sunday  
    Breakfast: 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. (only for people staying overnight)  
    Lunch: 12.30 p.m. – 1.30 p.m.  
    Supper: 6.30pm – 7.30pm  
     
  • Manitoba Metis Federation  
    Call for a hamper and have your MMF# ready. Delivery only. 
    150 Henry Ave. 
    65 & under: Call 204-589-4327  
    65 & over: Call 204-586-8474 (ext. 371) 
     
  • Missionaries of Charity  
    167 Aikins Street   
    Take and Go: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday  
    Breakfast: 9.30 a.m. – 10.45 a.m. 
     
  • West Central Women’s Centre  
    640 Ellice Ave.  
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 12 – 1 p.m. (bagged lunch)  
    Tuesday and Thursday: 5 – 6 p.m. (bagged dinner)  
    Saturday: 10 – 11 a.m. 
     
  • Main Street Project (Meals) 
    75 Martha St. 
    Monday-Sunday: Lunch at 1 p.m. | Supper at 4.30 p.m. 
     
  • Main Street Project (Shelter)  
    75 Martha St. for men  
    Mitchell Fabrics building on Main for women  
    First come first serve for overnight shelter. 
     
  • Union Gospel Mission  
    320 Princess  
    Breakfast: 11 a.m. | Supper: 7 p.m. 
    50 people served each day 
    Drop-in service provided from 2 – 4 p.m. from Monday-Friday for use of showers and food (if available). Maximum of twenty people every thirty minutes. 
     
  • Light House Mission  
    669 Main St. 
    Monday – Thursday 
    Breakfast: 9 – 11 a.m. | Lunch: 2 – 3 p.m.  
    Friday: 1 – 2 p.m.  
    Call Shawn at 204-943-9669 for an emergency hamper. 
     
  • Salvation Army  
    For residents only. Shelter units are currently full.  
    180 Henry Ave.  
     
  • Crossways in the Commons  
    222 Furby St.  
    Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Fridays: 12.30 – 3 p.m.  
    Bagged lunches: 1 – 1.10 pm. 
    Call 204-774-2773 to arrange an appointment for emergency hampers after-hours. 
     
  • Bear Clan Den  
    563 Selkirk Ave.  
    Call 204-219-1052 
    Changes every day depending on the supplies they receive so call ahead. 
     
  • North Point Douglas Women’s Center  
    221 Austin St. N  
    Tuesday: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. 
    Non-perishable food hampers and feminine hygiene products also available. 
     
  • The Welcome Home  
    188 Euclid Ave.  
    Wednesday: 10 a.m. onwards 
    20 food hampers distributed on a first-come first-serve basis. Bagged lunches after that. 
     
  • North End Women’s Center  
    394 Selkirk Ave.  
    Monday-Friday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. or until they run out 
    Bagged lunches, hygiene products, pads, clean needles and new-born diapers available. 
     
  • Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Center  
    Emergency kits with food (bagged lunches, fruit, juice box & granola bar), baby supplies (diapers, formula, baby cereal & baby food jars, basic needs (toilet paper, feminine products, shampoo, conditioner & soap).  
    Deliveries only  
    Monday to Friday: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.  
    Saturday: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.  
    Request kits by calling McGregor location 204-925-0330/6816 
    Or, Spence location 204-925-0352 or 204-925-0348 
     
  • Macdonald Youth Services (ages 13-21)  
    159 Mayfair Ave.  
    Call: 1-888-477-1804 
    Offering food, shelter, shower, and laundry 
     
  • Daniel Mcintyre/ St Matthews Community Association  
    823 Ellice Ave.  
    Monday – Friday: 2 – 6 p.m.  
    Take-out window for drinking water, snacks, hygiene supplies, feminine products, safer sex protection, clean needles socks & service referrals. Ring the doorbell out front for service. 
     
  • Feed My Lambs  
    117 Euclid Ave.  
    Friday: 3:30 p.m. 
    Food-hamper distribution on a first-come, first-serve basis.  
     
  • Andrews Street Family Centre  
    220 Andrews St.  
    Emergency food, diapers & formula available with MB health card.  
    Meals served Monday – Friday: 12 – 2 p.m.  
     
  • Salvation Army Weetamah  
    324 Logan Ave.  
    Bread every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday: 11 a.m.  
    Washrooms available: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

Questions? Please contact us at foodbank@theuwsa.ca.  

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