About the UWSA Foodbank

The volunteer-driven UWSA Foodbank was created to provide regular food supplements during the year to University of Winnipeg students and community members in need. Though it operates primarily in conjunction with Harvest Manitoba, the Foodbank actively seeks additional donations from university groups and other community-based organizations.

Check-in begins at 2:00 p.m. every Friday in the Bulman Student Centre. Please arrive no later than 3:00 p.m. to check-in. Food distribution for registered clients starts at 3:00 p.m.

Walk-ins are welcome. Walk-in clients are served in a lottery draw system and must check-in between 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Walk-in distribution begins at 3:30 p.m.  Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee food quantities for walk-ins.

Students and community members can sign up for UWSA Foodbank by calling Harvest Manitoba at 204-982-3660 or emailing Please keep your Student ID handy before you make the call. Students who are Canadian residents or permanent residents will also need their Health Card. 

Harvest Manitoba Registration Line: 204-982-3660
Monday-Friday: 9:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Saturday: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Have your medical number and call before Monday afternoon to register for Friday.

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Volunteer Information

The UWSA Foodbank Volunteer shifts run Fridays from 12-5 pm. Volunteers who have banked a minimum of 15 hours (3 shifts) are eligible to access the UWSA Foodbank as priority members after the registered clients have been served.

Upon arriving for your Foodbank shift, volunteers must check in with the FoodBank Coordinator to clock-in and receive your work assignment/station.

Volunteers are eligible to access the UWSA Foodbank as either registered or walk-in clients regardless of how many volunteer hours they’ve banked.

All volunteers need to have completed the UWSA Volunteer Orientation program before they begin their volunteer shifts. If a volunteer is unable to attend their Foodbank shift they should provide the Foodbank Coordinator with as much notice as possible.

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For more information about accessing this service or volunteering, contact the Foodbank Coordinator at or the Programs Manager at

Questions? Check out some Foodbank FAQs here!

For more information, contact: 

Foodbank Co-Coordinators:
Bonique Dawiskiba-Clark & Alan Saji

Program Manager:
Binara Hewagamage
Phone: 204-789-4244

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