Harvest Manitoba signs deal to operate food banks in northern Manitoba 
Harvest Manitoba signs deal to operate food banks in northern Manitoba 

By Dave Baxter  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter A new agreement has been signed, as those looking to feed the underprivileged in this province hope to bring more affordable and healthy foods to northern and isolated communities it was announced Tuesday. “Bringing food to remote First Nations communities has always been a challenge for food banks due to the high costs of transportation,” Harvest Manitoba president and CEO Vince Barletta said in a release, announcing that a memorandum of understanding (MOU) has been signed between Harvest Manitoba, Anishininew Okimawin (Island Lake Tribal Council) and Food Banks Canada. The agreement, according to Harvest Manitoba, will create partnerships to bring food banking operations to approximately 15,000 residents in the Island Lake Region in northern Manitoba. “This partnership, working with First Nations leadership, holds great

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