SLU Hockey Team Wants Fans To 'Face Off' With Hunger
St. Lawrence University's men's hockey team is asking fans to 'face off' with hunger, by bringing canned goods and other non-perishable foods to the team's February 9 and 23 home games.
The drive has already produced six shopping carts of food for Canton's Church and Community program, which operates a food pantry that serves 200 families a month.
"What I'm seeing is increased need," said Catherine Mathews, who runs the program. "You name it, we need it, because there's just so much more unemployment, so much more raising of rent."
Upwards of 15 percent of St. Lawrence County's residents at least sometimes struggle with hunger, 7 News reporter John Friot reports.
"We just think it's extremely important that everybody in our community be comfortable and healthy and have food on the table when they need it," SLU defenseman Jordan Dewey told Friot.
(Find out more about the need, and the program, by watching John's report. Click on the picture to view it.)
Sunday, February 1, 2015, Watertown, NY
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