THE IMMIGRANT CENTRE, which conducts nutrition and cooking classes for refugees and those on low fixed incomes.
FLORA HOUSE, which offers food and a safe haven for at-risk children who have nowhere to go after school.
ST. AIDAN’S INNER-CITY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL, which provides hot meals to students who are unable to get a nutritious meal at home.
AND MANY MORE PROGRAMS that help break the cycle of hunger by helping families feed themselves.
20% OF FUNDS RAISED HELP INTERNATIONALLY. Share Our Strength Winnipeg donates this portion to Oxfam Canada, an organization dedicated to fighting poverty and injustice around the world.
WHY DOES SHARE OUR STRENGTH WINNIPEG MATTER IN OUR COMMUNITY?
FOR 24 YEARS, Share Our Strength Winnipeg has worked to alleviate and prevent hunger and poverty in our city, our country and around the world.
Share Our Strength Winnipeg supports food assistance, treating malnutrition and other consequences of hunger, and promotes economic independence among people in need. Share Our Strength Winnipeg meets immediate demands for food while investing in long-term solutions to hunger and poverty. To meet those goals, Share Our Strength Winnipeg mobilizes both industries and individuals to contribute their talents to its anti-hunger efforts and creates community wealth to promote lasting change.
An unconscionable number of children live in poverty here in Manitoba. More than half of all children in Canada who live in poverty, live with parents who have earnings from employment. This is why it is so important that the money earned in a household is spent wisely. Charities that benefit from Share Our Strength Winnipeg events teach economic food nutrition classes that educate the participants in how to feed their families within tight financial boundaries.
Studies show that regular nutrition improves a student’s grades, concentration, health and social behaviour.