Winnipeg Harvest computer glitch leads to $100K mistake

Winnipeg Harvest thought it had an extra $100,000 in donations on Friday after a clerical error incorrectly inflated the results of a donation drive.

Winnipeg Harvest thought it had an extra $100,000 in donations on Friday after a clerical error incorrectly inflated the results of a donation drive.

The incorrect number came in during CBC’s Harvesting Hope radiothon donation drive.

The agency told CBC it had received a $100,000 donation from an anonymous donor and had triple-checked the donation.

On Monday, Winnipeg Harvest’s David Northcott confirmed the news: a clerical error had resulted in a mistake. The actual donation was for $1,000, still a significant donation.

Even without the $100,000 donation, the drive was still the most successful in the history of Harvesting Hope, bringing in a total of $168,650.

Northcott reminded Winnipeggers they can still make donations to the food bank in time for the holiday season. 

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