Canadians would gladly play hockey for food. Volunteers from Five Hole for Food, a nonprofit organization, went from the East Coast to the West Coast on their annual tour to play ball hockey to raise food donations and money for local food banks. They started travelling across Canada on July 3rd, and they will make their thirteenth and final stop in Vancouver’s Granville Street on July 20th, according to a release.
This year, Five Hole for Food is supporting thirteen local food banks, including the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society. The public is encouraged to bring hockey sticks with them to the ball hockey game, and even challenge Five Hole for Food founder Richard Loat and his team in a game.
The event takes place this Saturday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. There is no fee for this event, but non-perishable food items and cash donations are encouraged. The organization aims to raise a total of 250,000 pounds of food by the end of their tour; they will be depending on Vancouver to reach that goal.