Barrie Colts continue to prepare hot meals for those in need during the COVID crisis

Team has prepared 37,500 meals during pandemic

The Barrie Colts have been keeping busy despite the lack of ice time.

The local OHL team says it has prepared and donated 37,500 meals to those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic, including those at the David Busby Street Centre, Salvation Army, Women and Children’s Shelter of Barrie, Youth Have, and the Barrie Food Bank.

“We are incredibly grateful for all that The Barrie Colts have done for us. They stepped up and provided us with amazing support at a time when we needed it most,” said Lucy Growers of Youth Haven

“It’s because of our amazing fans that we have been able to do this. This is one example of where the money from our 50/50 ticket sales go. All of the people who bought 50/50 tickets at our games are the ones who have made this happen. Over $100,000 was donated from The Barrie Colts Community Fund to purchase the food required,” said Barrie Colts President, Howie Campbell.

The team has been using the Sadlon Arena kitchen, since it’s not in use otherwise, to prepare these meals since shortly after the regular season was cancelled.

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