DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard
UXBRIDGE: When survivors square off with zombies this weekend, the real winner will be the local Loaves and Fishes Food Bank.
The third annual Shooting 4 Food fundraiser Airsoft tournament is set for Saturday, Oct. 24, from 9:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Uxbridge Shooting Sports, located at 5700 Conc. 4. Registration for the event is $20 per person, or $50 for a family.
Event organizer Hayden Prince, a Grade 9 student at Uxbridge Secondary School explained the importance of supporting the local food bank when making a presentation to council at their meeting on Monday, Oct. 19.
“Since 1989, the food bank has served more than 3,000 local families,” explained Mr. Prince, winner of the 2014 Ontario Junior Citizen of the Year for his volunteer work. “The food bank goes through about 60,000 pounds of food every year, which is enough to fill 30 dump trucks.”
Mr. Prince added that his goal for this year’s fundraiser is 2,500 food items and a donation of $5,000.
“They don’t just help the homeless. People use the food bank when they’ve lost their job, become hospitalized, are dealing with an illness or any number of other situations. That’s something I’d really like to educate people about,” added Mr. Prince, who has partnered with the Williamson Uxbridge Care A Van to help collect non-perishable donations at the event.
For more information on the event, including registration, signing up as a volunteer, or making a donation, please visit www.shooting4food.com.
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