THE SPRINGFIELD FOOD BANK
The Springfield Food Bank operates out of the Anola United Church, 741 Weiser Crescent, in Anola which is directly behind the Seniors’ residence. The facility is open on Saturday mornings from 10:00 a.m. to noon and is available to all residents of the RM of Springfield who are in need of support.
Financial donations for the Springfield Food Bank are accepted at the RM Office in person or by mail at the following address:
RM of Springfield
100 Springfield Centre Drive
Cheques should be made payable to the RM of Springfield and sent with a note indicating that proceeds are to be directed to the food bank. A tax receipt will be gratefully issued upon request.
COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Who can access the Food Bank?
Anyone in the RM of Springfield that is finding it difficult to provide adequate meals for themselves or their family.
What can I expect to receive from the Food Bank?
The type of food items vary from week to week.
We try to provide staples which include peanut butter, soup, salmon or tuna, cereal, rice, pasta, pasta sauce, canned fruit, vegetables, baked beans, ground beef & bread. Again, this will vary from week to week depending on the donations received. Baby food is also available.
What happens when I arrive at the Food Bank?
You are greeted by the 2-3 volunteers who operate the Food Bank and you are asked to provide your Manitoba Health card. The Health Card number is recorded, along with the number of adults and children shown on the card. NO NAMES ARE RECORDED. You are asked your general area of residency (Anola, Dugald, Hazelridge, Oakbank) and for government reporting purposes, you are asked what type of income (not amount) you have. This might be employment income, farm income, self-employed income, social assistance, etc. You are then provided with a pre-packaged food hamper and are able to select a number of items based on your family’s preferences. The entire process usually takes less than ten minutes.
How often can I access the Food Bank and what if I am unable to come on a Saturday morning?
You are able to visit the facility every 2 weeks to receive a food hamper. If you can’t come on a Saturday morning, please contact one of the Coordinators (Gerry 204-866-2654 or Lorri 204-866-3403) and we will do our best to make alternate arrangements for you.