By Becky Moen
A long tradition of community service and teamwork continues as the Mound Westonka High School girls and boys hockey teams held their 19th Annual Hockey Against Hunger Food Drive this past Saturday, Jan. 11. Generous hockey fans, players and families gave food and monetary donations during the full day of JV and varsity hockey games.
White Hawks players from all teams worked at each other’s games to accept donations, load up the food into cars, and deliver it all to the Westonka Food Shelf the next day. The food drive was a great success, with over 30 grocery bags of food and $450 dollars collected for the people and families in need. As the players were putting away the grocery items, they learned from Westonka Food Shelf staff that every dollar donated to the Westonka Food Shelf can purchase $9 worth of groceries, giving the $450 dollars that they collected at the event the buying power of $4,050.
Hockey Against Hunger 2020 not only helped fill the shelves at the Westonka Food Shelf but helped fill the hearts of hockey players and fans who gave a super effort to a worthy cause.