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.


Student process to register for a Food Bank Hamper

Step 1.

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)

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 campus you request.
  • Select a pick-up location.
  • 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.

Step 2. 

Attend Your Appointment – Pick up your food hamper

  • Bring your Manitoba Health Card or 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
    • Any other food bank you chose – contact them directly

Step 3. 

Re-book for next time with Harvest Manitoba – 204-982-3660

  • 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.
  • Find the campus hamper pick-up schedule on our website HERE

Other notes:

  • Currently, Harvest Manitoba is unable to provide gluten-free options, or extras like pet food, diapers, or feminine hygiene products.
  • They cannot guarantee a strict vegetarian hamper. 
  • Milk and baby kits with food and formula are available for families.
  • No summer food bank pick-ups available on RRC Polytech campus

The Students’ Association works with Harvest Manitoba to provide food hampers for students in need.  We provide hamper pick-up locations at the Notre Dame Campus (Friday 2-4pm pick-up) and Exchange District Campus (Wednesday 2-4pm pick-up).

Student Foodbank Pick-up dates are as follows:


Notre Dame Campus (Fridays) 2-4pm

  • September 17
  • October 15
  • November 19
  • January 14
  • February 18
  • March 18

Exchange District Campus (Wednesdays) 2-4pm

  • September 15
  • October 13
  • November 17
  • January 12
  • February 16
  • March 16
  • April 13