We're here to make a difference and we're dedicated to enhancing the lives of our friends and neighbours in Elmwood. We have a collection of compassion ministries designed to reach out and befriend, assist and encourage disadvantaged people who live in our neighbourhood.


Riverwood Food Bank partners with Winnipeg Harvest to provide groceries to Elmwood families in need. We are currently serving more than 150 neighbourhood families every two weeks. Every Wednesday morning we unload a delivery truck and work to sort the food into personalized orders. The food is then distributed on Wednesday afternoons and evenings. We strive to offer help to those in need while keeping the process full of dignity, free of discrimination, and full of grace.


Food Bank hours:

Wednesdays: 12-1:30pm and 5:30PM - 6:30PM

The Food bank will be closed the following dates:

July 1 and 2 for Canada Day stat

Nov. 11 for Remembrance Day

Dec. 23 and Dec. 30 for holidays

Thursday Lunch: 12-1PM  (suspended due to COVID)

at The Garage - 274 Talbot Ave

Please call or email LeeAnn to reserve a seat at our free 10-seat-reservation-only lunch that happens every Thursday, 12-1pm.


If you are in need of food, please contact Winnipeg Harvest at 204-982-3660 to register for a hamper. If you’re interested in serving Wednesday mornings or Wednesday nights, please email LeeAnn.



An energized and lively community night, Kidz Club offers a place for elementary-aged kids from Elmwood to connect, feel accepted, and be cheered on by mentors and leaders. It truly is a privilege to experience kids from all over the Elmwood community coming together to share games, crafts, snacks, and friendship.


Year Round (Church Service)

Saturdays: 5:00PM – 7:00PM

Drop off at the Garage, 274 Talbot Ave


October to May (Regular Programming)

Mondays + Tuesdays: 6:30PM–8PM

Warehouse, 270 Gordon Avenue (Monday)

Lord Selkirk School, 170 Poplar Ave (Tuesday)

June to August (Mosaic Kids Art Program)

Mondays: 6:00PM – 8:00PM

The Firehall, 325 Talbot Ave

To get involved please email Jon.


The Refuge is a collection of programs that respond to the needs of women in the Elmwood Community. It is a mentor-based program that provides support groups based on different circumstances and needs. We offer general support to young moms, and specific group supports to women dealing with domestic violence and addiction issues.