Event organizer Allen Karasiuk says last year’s event raised nearly 20,000 pounds and the goal is to surpass that this time around.
“Last year was good, we collected about 20,000 pounds of food for the Salvation Army. This year we’re looking to better that. Tervita has come as a major sponsor and they’re going to do a major match, so there’s a real motivation to go beyond last year and do better than that.”
Over the duration of the event, its estimated that the Huskies have raised over $250,000 dollars worth of food for the Salvation Army food bank.
Karasiuk says that volunteers are needed to help with the event and anyone wanting to pitch in can contact him at 250-261-9466.