Winnipeg Harvest changes hamper procedures due to COVID-19 pandemic

A spike in the use of Winnipeg Harvest is triggering some new procedures for the hampers it hands out to those in need.

Since the novel coronavirus pandemic started triggering job losses, the not-for-profit has seen a 30 per cent increase in its use and expects to have 90,000 people use the service through the month of April.

The hampers Winnipeg Harvest hands out will now be given out every four weeks. They will include items to last a 10- to 14-day period to help the client’s budget stretch over the month, a spokesperson said in a statement.

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