3 Ways to Make the Season Kind

Listen, watch, donate. Join CBC Manitoba for Make the Season Kind, an annual holiday campaign in support of Harvest Manitoba on Dec. 2.

CBC Manitoba's holiday campaign invites Manitobans to help fight hunger

Teal banner with white snow graphic. On December 2, donate at
This holiday season support Harvest Manitoba. (CBC)

Make the season merry. Make the season joyous. Make the season hopeful. Make the season kind!

Donate to Harvest Manitoba now.

On Friday, Dec. 2, CBC Manitoba presents Make the Season Kind, a day of programming in support of Harvest Manitoba. Tune in for live music and inspiring stories to make this season, a season of kindness.

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Harvest Manitoba is a charitable organization that ensures that no Manitoban goes hungry. In a normal month, the organization feeds 83,000 Manitobans—including hungry children, hardworking families, adults and seniors—through over 350 agencies including food banks, soup kitchens, schools and daycares.

Last year, thanks to the support of CBC audiences across the province, $306,037 was raised in support of Harvest Manitoba.

This year, there are 3 ways to donate:

  1. Call 1-204-982-3581 (donation lines will be open from 6 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 2).

  2. Donate online.

  3. Drop off food items at Harvest Manitoba, 1085 Winnipeg Avenue.


Make the Season Kind schedule

FRIDAY, Dec. 2

6 - 8:30 A.M.: Information Radio with Marcy Markusa 

Start the day with host Marcy Markusa for performances from Cassidy Mann and Trio Bembe.

12 NOON - 1 P.M.: Radio Noon with Marjorie Dowhos

Tune in at noon with host Marjorie Dowhos for a performance from Jerry Sereda.

3 - 6 P.M.: Up to Speed with Faith Fundal 

Join host Faith Fundal for performances from The Bros. Landreth, JP Hoe and The Small Glories.

6 - 7 P.M.: CBC Winnipeg News with Janet Stewart

Wrap up the day with Janet Stewart on CBC Winnipeg News. Donation lines will be open until 7:30 p.m.


6 to 9 A.M.: The Weekend Morning Show with Keisha Paul

Join Keisha Paul for a performance from Wanda Wilson and guest Shelly Marshall. Donation phone lines will be open 6 to 9:30 a.m. 

Bonus performances

Throughout our Make The Season Kind programming, you will hear special performances from The Winnipeg Singers and Musica.

*Artists, personalities and show line-up are subject to change.

Donate in kind

If you are not able to contribute financially to Harvest Manitoba, consider giving a donation in kind. 

Canned foods, soups and pastas as illustrations. The top five items requested by Harvest Manitoba.
Give in kind to Harvest Manitoba. Donations accepted at 1085 Winnipeg Avenue. (CBC)

Here are the top 10 food items that Harvest Manitoba needs the most:

  • Canned Fruit
  • Canned Soup/Stew
  • Canned Tuna
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Pasta
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Rice
  • Peanut Butter
  • Baby Formula/Food
  • Instant Oatmeal
Two hands reach out, from different sides of a table, passing a bowl of food. On the table there are many more bowls of food.
Do you have a few hours to spare this holiday season? Harvest Manitoba is looking for volunteers at their Winnipeg warehouse and affiliate organizations across the province. (CBC)

It's easy to get caught up in all that we're missing, but giving the gift of your time is an investment that can make a difference to many.

Harvest Manitoba is always in need of volunteers to keep warehouse operations and food banks running smoothly. If you are able to spare a few hours of your time during the week or weekend, Harvest Manitoba can pair you with an organization in need.