Barrie, ON – The Barrie Colts have started preparing meals that will be delivered to those in need including The Barrie Food Bank, David Busby Centre, Salvation Army and the Women and Children’s Shelter. The food is being prepared in The Horsepower Sports Bar & BBQ kitchen and will be packaged as individual meals.
“We have an amazing staff of incredible people and since our season has been cancelled, they wanted to step up and do whatever we can do to help the community that has always supported us. Our food & beverage manager, Sean Kehoe, says they will be doing as many as 700 or 800 meals a day. This is all thanks to our fans who have supported the Barrie Community Foundation 50/50 draws all season long. We are able to use some of those funds to purchase the food required to make these meals. We are also getting generous donations of food from one of our sponsors, specifically No Frill’s, and also from Zehrs Supermarkets. As well, Rockbrune Movers and AMJ Campbell have donated boxes to allow us to deliver the meals”, said Howie Campbell, President of The Barrie Colts. “We want all of our fans who have bought 50/50 tickets during the year to know that the monies raised are going to a great cause. So a huge thank you to all of you. This is a very difficult and challenging time for all of us. We hope that everyone is safe and staying healthy”, added Mr. Campbell.
“We have set up a system that respects social distancing and ensures safe delivery of the meals each day”, said Sean Kehoe Food and Beverage manager of Colts food services. “Our staff are working from home, but are taking turns coming in to help package the food so we can keep this going “, added Mr. Kehoe.
The Barrie Colts Community Fund supports various charities in the community and this initiative is possible because of all the support of our fans and our corporate sponsors. We want to thank the Barrie Community Foundation for all their help and support with our 50/50 ticket program.
The Barrie Colts encourage everyone to stay home as much as possible and respect social distancing when you have to go out. If we all do our part, we can stop the spread as much as possible. Stay safe. Stay healthy.
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