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Campaign Targets Winnipeg Food Bank’s Pad Shortage

February 27, 2015 6:47 PM | News

Leanne Cater - Michelle Cattani

Leanne Cater and Michelle Cattani of QX 104 hold up donations of feminine hygiene products for Winnipeg Harvest. (HANDOUT)

In the month of January, Winnipeg Harvest had almost 7,000 requests for feminine hygiene products, and were only able to fill 125 of those requests. So local radio station QX 104 is doing something about it.

Leanne Cater and Michelle Cattani have started a campaign to collect donations. Until March 8, the station is accepting tampons, pads, and Diva Cups to donate to Winnipeg Harvest. There are now seven drop off locations throughout the city, and one in Stonewall.

Sealed boxes/bags of product can be delivered to:

  • QX 104 offices, 3rd Floor at 177 Lombard, Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • All five Food Fare stores in Winnipeg — 905 Portage Ave., 2285 Portage Ave., 247 Lilac St., 115 Maryland St., and 839 Cavalier Dr.
  • London Drugs in St. Vital Centre
  • Stonewall Pharmacy, 333 Main Street in Stonewall

Pick-ups next week and on the weekend will be accommodated if necessary.

The station even had requests from people wanting to donate money, so have set up a GoFundMePage.