Barrie Colts spending down time delivering prepackaged meals to those in need

The Barrie Colts can’t hit the ice but they’re acting like pros anyway.

The OHL team has begun delivering meals to those in need. Colts will be delivering food to The Barrie Food Bank, David Busby Centre, Salvation Army and the Women and Children’s Shelter. The food is being prepared in The Horsepower Sports Bar & BBQ kitchen attached to the Colts’ home ice at Sadlon Arena, and will be packaged as individual meals.

Howie Campbell, President of the Barrie Colts, says they’ll be preparing 700 to 800 meals a day, all thanks to fans who had supported the Barrie Community Foundation 50/50 draw this season. “We want all of our fans who have bought 50/50 tickets during the year to know that the monies raised are going to a great cause. So a huge thank you to all of you. This
is a very difficult and challenging time for all of us. We hope that everyone is safe and staying healthy,” said Campbell.

“We have set up a system that respects social distancing and ensures safe delivery of the meals each day”, said Sean Kehoe, the Colt’s Food and Beverage Manager, “Our staff are working from home, but are taking turns coming in to help package the food so we can keep this going,”