Drive through to fill up the shelves at the food bank this Sunday.
The Chilliwack Giants are hosting the first annual Fill the Field food bank fundraiser to support the Chilliwack Salvation Army food bank.
Whether you’re a player, a parent or a fan, the Giants invite you to stop by Townsend Park with a non-perishable food item to be donated.
Parents and players will be there to greet you and serve up some hot chocolate and candy canes in thanks.
As the Giants approached the end of their season, coach Amanda Johnson came up with the idea to support the food bank as they ramp up for their busiest season.
“We know it’s needed. This is a time when the food bank is doing all they can to support the community,” said Giants board member and event coordinator Jillian Fraser.
“It’s a way to teach the kids that this is what you do, especially over the holidays – you give back,” Fraser explained.
Excited about the prospects of this fundraiser, Fraser is already planning on ways to make it a bigger and better fun event in coming years. They plan to book the field, stream the Grey Cup on the screen, and to have kids playing football while people drop off the donations.
Most needed items include canned chunky soups, pork and beans, dry pasta and non-perishable snacks.
And don’t worry, you can make it home before the big game starts.
Visit Townsend Park on Sunday Nov. 29 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. to help the Giants generously fill the shelves of the food bank.