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.
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.
Phone: (204) 982 – 3660
Phone: 1 (800) 970 – 5559
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) 982–3660. 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
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.
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).
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.
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.
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