900,000 Canadians access their local food banks every week. In response to this growing problem, Laura Crocker, with the support of the Laurier Varsity and Junior Varsity Curling teams, ran a food drive at the K-W Granite Club, home club of the Laurier curling programs and the Golden Hawks Curling High Performance Centre. The drive was to support the Laurier Students’ Food Bank located on the main Laurier school campus.
Laura felt this would be a great way to support Laurier students in need, especially since it is Laurier students that, through their fees, support all Laurier university sport programs, including the curling program that she and her teammates have benefited from.
Jim Uhrig, manager of the K-W Granite Club, helped out by securing several draw prizes for those club members who supported the drive. These prizes included two, one-half hour sightseeing flights over Waterloo Region, a therapeutic massage from Amy Rietzel, RMT and a gift certificate to Keg Restaurants.
Two large grocery carts were donated by the local Value Mart and both were overflowing with the food that was collected by the conclusion of the drive. The food will be delivered to the WLU food bank at the start of the second semester in January.