Once again, the Midget Boys
hockey team spent a Saturday morning in late January volunteering at Winnipeg
Harvest. After bringing in their collected non-perishable food items for
donation, the gentlemen spent the morning hours in the warehouse sorting food
items in preparation for delivery.
In feeding roughly 65,000
Manitobans monthly (half of which are children), Winnipeg Harvest is the
largest food bank in Central Canada. Although only providing a few hundred
pounds in donations, once again the Midget Twins certainly had an impact on the
approximate 15 million pounds of food shipped annually through the help and
support of volunteers at Winnipeg Harvest.
Much like the many life
lessons learned on the ice - or more notably in the dressing room - the Midget
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, Winnipeg 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 Midget Boys enjoyed an 'all-you-can-eat' pizza lunch en route to
their first weekend victory of the second half.