WINNIPEG — The Metallica concert Thursday night brought out the most fans ever to fill Bell MTS Place.
True North Sports + Entertainment says 17,129 people packed the arena for the sold-out show.
Winnipeg hockey fans showed up with donations and cash for Winnipeg Harvest on Thursday night after a plea went out to help fill the food bank’s bare shelves.
Donations were accepted at entrances to the Winnipeg Whiteout Street Party, where 2,700 lbs of food and nearly $3,500 in cash was collected.
A Winnipeg teen set a goal and stuck to it in an effort to raise much-needed funding and baby supplies for Winnipeg Harvest.
Atticus McIlraith is no stranger to doing good deeds for the local food bank. The 14-year-old has raised just over $70,000 to help babies in Manitoba since 2013.
Winnipeg Harvest has chosen a new leader to drive the local food bank into the future.
Keren Taylor-Hughes began her new role as the executive director on Tuesday and was the successful candidate of a nationwide search carried out by Harvest’s board of directors.
Winnipeg Jets‘ wives and girlfriends have scored big in raising more than $9,500 in donations for Winnipeg Harvest.
Through the sale of autographed holiday ornaments at the December 3 home game, funds for the “Fa La La for Formula” initiative went to purchase baby formula for the local food bank.
The 8th annual Winnipeg Harvest Soup-Er-Lunch brought in $20,000 for the food bank on Wednesday.
About 2,000 people ate on ice level at Bell MTS Place over the lunch hour at $10 a pop, where they enjoyed bottomless bowls of soup and bread.
Winnipeg Harvest says the number of people relying on its food bank to put meals on the table is up three percent this year.
Each month, Harvest feeds 63,765 struggling with hunger and poverty.