The U-18 Twins team once again spent a mid-January Saturday morning volunteering their time at Harvest Manitoba. The team brought in 87 pounds of donated non-perishable food items, before spending the morning hours in the warehouse sorting food items in preparation for delivery across Manitoba.
In feeding roughly 65,000 Manitobans monthly (half of which are children), Harvest is the largest food bank in Central Canada. Although only providing roughly one hundred pounds in donations, the U-18 Twins certainly had an impact on the approximate 15 million pounds of food shipped annually through the help and support of volunteers at Harvest.
Much like the many life lessons learned on the ice – or more notably in the dressing room – the U-18 Twins definitely went home with a wider knowledge of the less-fortunate in their community – something also quite prevalent through their first-half volunteering experience at Koats for Kids.
As a not-for-profit, community-based food bank, Harvest thrives on its volunteer activity. Instilling the values of selfless giving and hard work can be found through volunteering.
Such hard work builds up an appetite, so following the busy morning, the U-18 Boys were rewarded with an ‘all-you-can-eat’ pizza lunch in advance of six players and the full coaching staff from the team being named as league all-stars, to the since cancelled All-Star Game.