Winnipeg Harvest’s newly expanded food distribution and training centre was officially dedicated during a ceremony outside of its warehouse on Wednesday.
Dignitaries were on hand from the federal and provincial governments to mark the re-opening of the non-profit organization’s distribution centre, which has been operating since February 2011.
The dedication was for the hungry families Winnipeg Harvest feeds, the volunteer families who help other families feed themselves and future generations who will help eradicate poverty.
Three attached buildings at 1085 Winnipeg Avenue had to be demolished for the new two-storey facility. The renovations and expansion will increase warehouse space by 30 percent and increase training facilities by half.
The food bank also released its “2012 Report Card on Goal 2020: Half the Hunger,” as it works towards its goal of reducing the need for food bank use by half by the end of the decade.
Updated at 11:30 a.m.