Address: 220 Duke Ave, Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 0S6 (inside the Salvation Army)
Services: The Community Cooler is a Community Food Matters Initiative. Any surplus produce that is donated to Community Food Matters is placed in the cooler and then dispersed through local agencies to people who are experiencing a food deficit at that time. Local agencies are also able to store any produce donation they receive but do not have room to store in their locations.
How to Donate: Donations may be made through the Salvation Army, just mention that it is for the Community Cooler. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays are the best days for drop offs. If you arrive and there is no one there, please phone the number on the door and someone will be with you shortly.
Contact: For questions on the Community Cooler contact Community Food Matters through our Facebook page www.facebook.com/Community-Food-Matters-1852103008439907/
Free Little Pantry
Address: 35 5th Street South East, Portage la Prairie, MB (beside Red River College parking lot)
Services: The pantry is based on the give and take as you have need. Anyone may put items in the pantry and if you are in need feel free to take out. Items to put in the pantry are canned and boxed goods, garden produce, toiletry items etc. Please do not put anything that may spoil.
Contact: For questions on the Free Little Pantry contact Community Food Matters through our Facebook page www.facebook.com/Community-Food-Matters-1852103008439907/
First Presbyterian Church Soup Kitchen
Address: 17 Royal Road South, Portage la Prairie, MB, R1N 1T8
Website: https://www.facebook.com/portagesoupkitchen or https://www.firstpcportage.com/?page_id=128
Services: Portage Soup Kitchen serving lunch Monday - Friday from 11:30am to 12:30pm and is closed on most holidays. The soup kitchen offers and provides free meals to those in need in Portage la Prairie.
Herman Prior Senior Services Centre Inc.
Address: 40 Royal Road North, Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 1V1
Services: Provides services and activities that are not readily available from other agencies that enhance the lifestyle and well-being of persons 55 years of age and over. Services include a meal program that runs Monday to Friday at noon. Health Care and Support Groups: blood pressure clinic, foot care clinics, hearing clinics, medical equipment loan service, stroke recovery group, Minds in Motion Alzheimer support group. Social and Recreational Activities: Clogging, cribbage, floor curling, day trips, line dancing, painting, pool/snooker, exercise classes, yoga, prior relations genealogy group, floor shuffleboard, square dancing, tai chi, whist, euchre, bridge, pickleball, resistance band and weaving.
Eligibility: Open to all
Cost: Varies depending on activity and if a member.
How to Access: Phone or visit for more information .
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30pm. Meal program runs Monday to Friday at noon.
Additional Information: Meal Program reservations are required by the day before.