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City of Winnipeg employees providing assistance at local food bank

April 16, 2020

City of Winnipeg employees providing assistance at local food bank

Winnipeggers always come together to lend a helping hand to fellow residents in times of need, and the same is true of City of Winnipeg employees.

The COVID-19 pandemic is placing increased demand on local food banks at a time when they are increasingly hard-pressed to find volunteers to assist.

Employees from the City’s Community Services Department are pitching in at Winnipeg Harvest to help the non-profit by sorting food and stocking hampers destined for members of our community in need.

“One of our department’s focus areas is providing responsive community-based service that promotes healthy neighbourhoods and addressing this growing need at Winnipeg Harvest was a perfect fit,” said Cindy Fernandes, Director of the Community Services Department.

All City-owned and operated recreation centres, pools, arenas, and libraries are closed to the public until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This freed up 23 employees to regularly assist at Winnipeg Harvest on weekdays.

For more information on City services during the COVID-19 pandemic, see: winnipeg.ca/COVID-19.


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