Winnipeg Woman Organizing Food for Flood Volunteers

Flood Watch 2009

A Winnipeg woman is organizing food donations for the dozens of volunteers that are sandbagging north of the city. Some of these volunteers are working 16 hours per day and would appreciate a meal or snack to help keep them nourished and energized.

Victoria Gascoigne runs a daycare and can’t make it out everyday to help sandbag like she did during the flood in 1997. So instead, she’s enlisted the help of several local stores to donate food to those out in areas such as St. Andrews and West St. Paul.

Subway, Wal-Mart, Sobeys, Costco and several others are already on board.

If you’re a local business that would like to donate food, or just a citizen that can make a few sandwiches, Victoria would like to hear from you.

She can be reached by calling 999-1298 or by e-mailing

And as always, if you can help sandbag, please call the St. Andrews fire hall at (204) 481-0739 or show up to the hall, located at Main Street (Highway 9) and Donald Road.