Farm to School Manitoba has partnered with Harvest Manitoba to offer the option for purchasing vegetables to be donated to local food banks free of charge. All purchases selected for donation on our online ordering system will be sent directly to Harvest Manitoba to be distributed among food bank locations across the province. The school/licensed daycare will still receive 50% of the profits from these purchases.
For more information about the donation feature of our program, please visit our Food Bank Donations page.
Depending on the size of your vegetable order, you will need approximately 5-20 volunteers for about 1-3 hours. Here is a rough guideline:
- 100 bundles-5 volunteers
- 125 bundles-10 volunteers
- 150+ bundles-15+ volunteers
Please keep in mind: The vegetable delivery truck driver cannot assist with unloading vegetables
Winnipeg Delivery Times:
The morning delivery slot is from 9:00AM to 12:00PM OR the afternoon delivery slot is from 12:00PM to 3:00PM. The third party drivers will call coordinators the day of their scheduled delivery only at the start of each time slot. Your phone call will depend on the time slot chosen by the school or daycare centre.
Rural Delivery Times:
The third-party trucking company hired for deliveries does their best to call coordinators before their arrival the day of delivery. For rural deliveries coordinators may call Farm to School after 9:30AM for a tracking number associated with their shipment.
Specific delivery times cannot be guaranteed by the third party couriers.
Delivery date bookings are available at a first come, first serve basis.
- If you have reserved your delivery date during enrollment, Peak of the Market will provide confirmation.
- If you have not pre-booked a delivery date, your group will have the opportunity to choose a date during the online enrollment process.
You can nominate someone as the “Farm to School Fundraiser Champion” (perhaps this is YOU!). This person can inform all of the school and daycare group leaders, parent council, and teachers about the fundraiser and pass along all information to the groups in your school that are interested.
Once everyone is aware of the fundraiser, you can choose a fundraising period that works for all interested groups to ensure no one misses out!
**Remember there is only 1 delivery date offered per school or daycare centre. Therefore, if several groups or classes are fundraising, they will all have to coordinate one fundraising period for everyone. Vegetable orders for all of the groups will be delivered at one time on the selected delivery date.**