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Leafs host Food Bank drive Friday at KIJHL game vs Border Bruins

The Nelson Daily Sports
By The Nelson Daily Sports
November 29th, 2012

Just like fans believe in the Nelson Leafs so do the Nelson Leafs believe in citizens of Nelson.

Which is why the hockey club is so willing to help the Salvation Army deal with its food shortage by hosting a donation night Friday when the Grand Forks Border Bruins visit the Green and White in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action at the NDCC Arena.

“Fans that bring a donation of non-perishable food items will recieve an entry into a draw during the second intermission,” said Leaf president Russell Stocks.

“The prize pack includes an official Nelson Leaf Vintage thirrd Jersey, a ticket for the Nelson Leafs $10,000 Cash Raffle to be held December 19th, Nelson Leaf Game Tickets and other great items,” Stocks adds.

Game time is 7 p.m.

The Salvation Army was forced to close the food bank due to an overwhelming demand on the 601 Vernon Street location.

Recently the Food Bank staff is seeing more and more families come through the doors looking for food — upwards of 400 to 500 families every month from the previous 350-400.

Major Yvonne Burrows said the increase of families needing food has blown her budget, which was pegged at $1600 per month.

She said the Food Bank has spent at least $3000 per month.

Thanks to donations from various businesses, the Food Bank was able to re-open Monday.

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