The campaign brought in many volunteers and food had already begun to be collected prior to Sunday according to Huskies executive member Allen Karasiuk.
“It’s been one of the better turnouts we’ve ever had in terms of volunteers,” he said. “We’ve got not just the Huskies but the executive, parents, families and friends, in addition to students and staff from Alwin Holland who collected 800 pounds of food before we even got started.”
The team holds the event every year to support Fort St. John’s less fortunate as a way of giving back to the community.
“We’re a community based team. We know that we need the support of the community and this is the Huskies way of giving back. It’s a give and take relationship and it works really well,” Karasiuk said.
Last year’s event brought in 24,000 pounds of food.