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Barrie Colts eclipse 30,000 meals delivered during pandemic

Meals have been donated to organizations such as the Barrie Food Bank, David Busby Centre, Salvation Army Barrie Bayside Mission Centre, Women & Children’s Shelter, and Hospice Simcoe
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Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the Barrie Colts have been preparing meals that have been donated and delivered to those in need including: The Barrie Food Bank, The David Busby Street Centre, The Salvation Army Barrie Bayside Mission Centre, Women & Children’s Shelter (Barrie) and Hospice Simcoe. The food is being prepared in The Horsepower Sports Bar & BBQ Grill kitchen and has been packaged as individual meals. Today, meal number 30,000 will be delivered.

“We have an amazing staff of incredible people. When our season was cancelled, they wanted to step up and do whatever we could to help the community that has always supported us. Our Food & Beverage Manager, Sean Kehoe, has done an incredible job with this program. The quality of the meals has been amazing. We have been able to do this because of the fans who supported the Barrie Community Foundation 50/50 draws all season long. We have been able to use those funds to purchase the food required to make these meals. We are also getting generous donations of food from No Frills, one of our valued sponsors, as well as Zehrs Supermarkets. In addition, Rockbrune Movers and AMJ Campbell have donated boxes to allow us to deliver the meals”, said Howie Campbell, President of The Barrie Colts.

“We have been able to set up a system that respects social distancing and ensures safe delivery of the meals each day”, said Sean Kehoe, Food and Beverage Manager of Colt Food Services Ltd. “Our staff have been taking turns coming in to help package the food and we are pleased to have hit meal number 30,000 today."

The Barrie Colts Community Fund supports various charities in the community and this initiative is possible because of the support of our fans and our corporate sponsors. We want to thank the Barrie Community Foundation for all their help and support with our 50/50 ticket program.

The Barrie Colts will be continuing on with the program for as long as possible.