As concerns about COVID-19 increase across Manitoba, Winnipeg Harvest is seeing its supply of food drop.
The food bank relies on donations from people and stores, but with people stockpiling and stores not having a lot of extra stock, the organization is feeling the pinch.
“This has never happened to Winnipeg Harvest,” CEO Karen Taylor-Hughes said.
“Because there’s so much buying going on in grocery stores, we’re having a hard time getting donations.”
Winnipeg Harvest also supplies food to nearly 100 other food bank programs across the city.
Taylor-Hughes said the number of people who will be relying on their services is only going to increase with some people losing their jobs.
“We are now asking folks to donate funds to help us purchase food. And we’re working with all the retailers who are reaching out to us and asking what our needs are so we can ensure that we keep the flow of food going.”
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