Winnipeg Harvest partnered with Staples Business Depot and the Winnipeg Goldeyes to kick off the annual “Tools for School” supply drive on Thursday.
From now until September 9, Winnipeg Harvest will distribute basic school supplies to students living in families of need.
The local food bank has increased their donation goal to $40,000 this year.
“With the economic recession continuing, whatever the “economy does,” it’s the economy of knowledge and skill development at school that is a basic building block for life,” said David Northcott, executive director of Winnipeg Harvest. “All children need the same access to the tools for school.”
School supply requests are higher this year at 2,914 compared to 1,400 requests last year.
You can make a donation at any Winnipeg Staples location by dropping off supplies in the marked bins.