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November 30, 2020 at 11:59 pm Winnipeg, Manitoba

Winnipeg’s Annual Stock the Shelves Drive

This November, volunteers from our Winnipeg Chapter of HOPE worldwide Canada will be holding their 8th annual Stock the Shelves Drive in support of youth in care living on their own.

All month volunteers are collecting non-perishable food and household items to replenish the pantry at Winnipeg Child and Family Services (WCFS). This office serves over 100 youth and young adults who are living independently while receiving support from WCFS. Most of these youth and young adults do not have a family support system where they can go home for a dinner or raid the family fridge. As needs arise, social workers bring youth and young adults who are struggling to make ends-meet to choose much needed items from the pantry to carry them forward.

Volunteers Emmanuel Trawon and Kevin Wiebe making last year’s delivery

In a world that can be cold and uncaring these youth have expressed great joy at the feeling that someone cares about them and gratitude to have been helped to get through a tough moment in time.

We are asking Winnipeg citizens to provide non-perishable food items, toiletries and household
cleaning supplies. Quick meals are the most popular but any donation will be very much
appreciated and will be put to good use.

Please note – donations of goods are preferred but HOPE worldwide Canada is a
registered charity and any monetary donations of $20 or more are tax receiptable. For more information regarding drop-off locations around Winnipeg, contact