Manitoba invests nearly $2M for non-profit food supports

The Manitoba government has announced a $1.75 million investment — dubbed the Food Security Fund — to support not-for-profit community organizations with the rising cost of food.

“We know that food banks and other not-for-profit community groups who assist Manitobans with their food needs have been feeling the effects of inflation,” said Families Minister Rochelle Squires in a statement.

“Costs of groceries and other essentials are rising, while these same organizations are also grappling to keep up with growing demand. This new fund will offer immediate financial assistance to help these essential organizations maintain the important work they are doing to support Manitobans in need across the province.”

The province stated the organizations looking to benefit from the new fund will have to fall within certain eligibility and must submit an application online.

Requirements for the Food Security Fund are as follows:

  • Be legally incorporated not-for-profit community organizations;
  • Have a primary mandate of addressing food insecurity or have a food security initiative in addition to other programming;
  • At least two years of experience with initiatives that address food insecurity;
  • And experience building partnerships with other not-for-profit and private sector organizations to support Manitobans.

Applications for the Food Security Fund will only be open from Sep. 26 to Oct. 10.

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