About Us

The founders of Mom’s Pantry bring with them over 40 years’ experience in the food industry! In 1985, Jim and Leonie Olcen decided to concentrate specifically on Fundraising. Alongside their children Maureen and Glenn, they have worked tirelessly over the years to make Mom’s Pantry into the fundraising business it is today. Jim originally owned a successful bakery supply business in Winnipeg, (Manitoba) when he was approached by a local organization wondering if they could purchase food items in bulk quantity as a fundraiser. The idea was an appealing one, and after some consideration with Leonie, Maureen, and Glenn, it was decided that they would take on the fundraising needs of the public. Thus, Mom’s Pantry Products was formed, a business dedicated to being your fundraising specialists.

Mom’s Pantry / Jim et Leonie operated out of a small building across from a school on Forbes Road for the first few years, then moved to a larger building not far away from their current location at 3241 St Mary’s Road, Winnipeg (Manitoba). The family run business has enjoyed continued success ever since, and continues to expand to this day.

Jim and Leonie are still at the helm of the company, and Maureen and Glenn work the business daily, manning the phones and working with suppliers to help organizations interested in fundraising ventures. Their friendly and dedicated staff work hard with them to make sure that all orders are packed with care, and that all customers get the special attention they deserve. Schools, sports teams, churches, and daycares are just some of the groups Mom’s Pantry helps with their fundraisers, and local families can drop by the store to make their own purchases. Mom’s Pantry even ships personal orders every day of the week via CanadaPost.

The staff and management at Mom’s Pantry invite you to find out why they are called "Canada’s Fundraising Specialists" by helping you with your fundraising needs. Call today, 204-954-2060 (locally) or 1-800-350-6667 (toll free) to find out more about us and how we can help you meet your fundraising goals!