Unlike most kids her age, Ysabella Samiana collected over $100 during her 7th birthday last May. Money was collected during the Manny Pacquiao party hosted at the Samiana residence from friends and family. Instead of using the money towards toys an clothes, the young girl asked her parents, Ernie and Belinda Samiana if she could go shopping for food and donate it to those less fortunate.
After a quick shopping trip to Superstore and Lucky Supermarket, Ysabella presented David Northcott and Tori Webber from Winnipeg Harvest with a box full of groceries.
About Winnipeg Harvest:
Winnipeg Harvest was founded in 1984 by Lee Newton, and the warehouse opened its doors in 1985. Currently, Harvest distributes food to over 58,000 people each month. Winnipeg Harvest is a founding member of Food Banks Canada, and is a member of the Manitoba Association of Food Banks. Last year Winnipeg Harvest distributed over 11 million pounds of food to over 320 Member Agencies across Manitoba, including food banks, soup kitchens, youth programs and drop-in-centres. Winnipeg Harvest is a non-profit, community-based organization. We collect and share surplus food with people who are hungry. Our ultimate goal is to eliminate the need for food banks in our community. Visit us at 1085 Winnipeg Avenue or call 982-3663.