Our Student Foodbank is available for all RRC polytech students in need.
The Students’ Association is a non-profit organization, not a charitable organization and therefore cannot provide a Charitable Tax Receipt for donations.
The Students’ Association works with Harvest Manitoba to provide food hampers for students in need. We provide hamper pick-up locations: the Exchange District Campus (Wednesday 2-4pm pick-up) and at the Notre Dame Campus (Friday 2-4pm pick-up).
Our 2023 Student Community Garden is in full effect.
As you can see from the picture, students and some staff have been taking pride in growing their very own garden. This is such a great way to get out, enjoy the summer weather and grow your own healthy vegetables. We are excited to see how the harvesting goes in the next few weeks. If you want your own growing plot next year, make sure to connect with the Students’ Association office in CM20 or P110 next year!
Student process to register for a Food Bank Hamper
Please note: We try our best to accommodate everyone but we have limited spaces available.
Contact Harvest Manitoba Food Support Assistance Line
In Winnipeg: 204-982-3671 – New (first time signing up) to Harvest Manitoba
204-982-3660 – Returning or Re-booking (already in the system)
Outside Winnipeg: 1-800-970-5559 / email@example.com
Harvest Manitoba Call Centre Hours: Monday to Friday: 9:15 am to 3:15 pm
Saturday: 9:15 am to 12:15 pm
Provide your Manitoba Health card to Harvest Manitoba if you have one.
International students can use their RRC Polytech Student ID card as identification.
The Harvest Manitoba team will review your needs and arrange for your food hamper to be distributed and sent to the location you request.
Pick-up locations at RRC Polytech can either be Notre Dame Campus or Downtown Exchange District campus. Pick whatever campus you prefer.
Students can also choose to pick-up their food hamper at any food bank location in the city, not just at RRC Polytech.
Attend Your Appointment – Pick up your food hamper
Bring your Manitoba Health Card ( if you have one) and RRC Polytech Student ID card when you come to pick up your hamper.
Bring some bags or boxes to carry your food hamper. You will get 2-3 bags/boxes of food.
Food Hamper pick-up at RRC Polytech is between 2:00pm & 4:00pm, every 4 weeks.
NDC – Pick-up Fridays in the food bank trailer (N/W student parking lot)
EDC – pick-up Wednesdays in room WB14
Students must phone and re-book every time they want to receive a hamper.
You can only re-book after 2 weeks from when you receive your last hamper.
Harvest Manitoba hampers are provided every 4 weeks.
Currently, Harvest Manitoba is unable to provide gluten-free options, or extras like pet food, diapers, or feminine hygiene products.
Milk and baby kits with food and formula are available for families.
No summer food bank pick-ups available on RRC Polytech campus
Student Foodbank Pick-up dates are as follows:
Notre Dame Campus (Fridays) 2-4pm
Exchange District Campus (Wednesdays) 2-4pm