Cascades collect food

The University of the Fraser Valley Cascades women's basketball team collected food bank donations last weekend in Abbotsford.

Members of the  University of the Fraser Valley women’s basketball team went walking through Abbotsford last weekend, knocking on doors looking for donations of non-perishable items for the Abbotsford Food Bank.

The project was very successful as they were able to fill 21 boxes with food.

The walk and knock was headed by Alexa McCarthy, a Chilliwack secondary school grad and third year kinesiology major.

“Besides women’s basketball, we had help from the rowing, women’s soccer and men’s volleyball teams, and it was a great department effort,” McCarthy said.

The team had already set up several boxes in the Envision Athletic Centre lobby (gymnasium on Abbotsford campus).

Members of the UFV community were invited to drop off canned goods as they arrived to work out.

Those boxes were removed Dec. 21, but anyone still wishing to donate can drop off non-perishable goods at the EAC or go directly to the Abbotsford Food Bank at www.abbotsfordfoodbank.com.

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