Second Food Drive an Even Bigger Success for IceCaps, Purolator Posted by IceCaps on
A pair of Purolator Shut Out Hunger events sponsored by the St. John’s IceCaps and Purolator this season netted 21,000 pounds of food for the Community Food Sharing Association.
The most recent food drive, held prior to the IceCaps final home game of the campaign, resulted in 17,340 pounds of food being donated – including a $5,000 donation from the IceCaps. Combined with the first event held in February, the total result was 21,000 pounds. Two days before the second food drive, Purolator also donated a refurbished truck to the Community Food Sharing Association.
“The St. John’s IceCaps are proud and happy to give back to a community that has been so supportive of us,” said Danny Williams, President and CEO of the IceCaps. “I’d also like to thank our fans whose generosity helped make these food drives so successful.”
Stephen Noseworthy, Purolator District Manager, Newfoundland, says helping alleviate hunger is a key priority for the organization.
“While we are leaders in connecting Canadian businesses and people, we are also focused on strengthening the communities where we live, work and play through initiatives such as this,” said Noseworthy.
“The success of these food drives would never have been possible without two great partners teaming up and engaging the local community to support those in need.”
Eg Walters, executive director of the Community Food Sharing Association, says he is thrilled with the final tally.
“This contribution will significantly impact us in helping us re-stock our shelves,” says Walters. “Hats off to the IceCaps and Purolator for their generous support of those less fortunate among us.”
The St. John’s IceCaps, in conjunction with the Williams Family Foundation and IceCaps Care, have donated approximately $1 million in financial and in-kind contributions to charitable organizations province-wide over the past two seasons.