Peterborough Petes launch second year of Project Shutout Hunger

Campaign to raise food and funds for Kawartha Food Share runs until December 18

Project Shutout Hunger is a partnership spearheaded by the Ontario Hockey League involving Coach4Food, Ontario Association of Food Banks, Gift of Giving Back and the Ontario Trillium Foundation. The goal is to eradicate hunger in communities across the OHL.
Project Shutout Hunger is a partnership spearheaded by the Ontario Hockey League involving Coach4Food, Ontario Association of Food Banks, Gift of Giving Back and the Ontario Trillium Foundation. The goal is to eradicate hunger in communities across the OHL.

Once again this season, the Peterborough Petes are partnering with Coach4Food, Kawartha Food Share, Boston Pizza, the Peterborough Minor Hockey Council (PMHC), Peterborough Hockey Association (PHA) and local grocery stores to launch the Project Shutout Hunger program that will take place in Peterborough between November 1st and December 18th, 2015.

All PMHC and PHA teams will compete against each other to collect and donate the most food to Kawartha Food Share. At the end of the campaign, the team with the highest donation total will be announced the winner, and will be recognized during the Petes game against Kingston on Sunday, January 31, 2016.

“Partnering with an organization as highly regarded as the Peterborough Petes has been a tremendous experience for the Coach4Food Program,” says Coach4Food founder Tom Hedican. “It has simply been an honor to be associated with the Petes and together we will raise not only food, but awareness among young hockey players that not everyone is as fortunate as they are.”

The Petes will also hold a celebrity server night at local Boston Pizza restaurants in support of Kawartha Food Share, which feeds over 7,700 people a month and provides nutritious snacks to 47 area school breakfast programs that feed 17,000 children daily.

Throughout the campaign, grocery stores across Peterborough will set up Project Shutout Hunger donation bins. There will also be food collections taking place in the North Lobby prior to the January 31st game. All fans are encouraged to bring any non-perishable items to the game, which will be donated directly to Kawartha Food Share.

Additionally, Boston Pizza will donate five cents for every pound of food donated through this program, up to a maximum of $500.

On the ice, tickets are still available for the special Remembrance Day game on Tuesday, November 10th by phoning 705-743-3561, visiting the PMC Collins Barrow Box Office at Peterborough Memorial Centre (151 Lansdowne St,, Peterborough), or online at tickets.memorialcentre.ca.

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