Players from the OPRF Hockey Club unload donated food during the Hockey Checks Hunger Food Drive in 2014. (Courtesy Roy Phifer)

Third Annual Hockey Checks Hunger Food Drive

The OPRF Hockey Club is once again partnering with the Park District of Oak Park’s Ice Bears and the Fenwick Girls Hockey Club to fight hunger in the community on Saturday, Dec. 5.

Bright orange Hockey Checks Hunger Door Hangers with more information will be delivered to every residence in Oak Park and River Forest during the week of November 30th.

Residents are asked to place non-perishable food on their front porches by 10am on Saturday, Dec. 5. Volunteers from the hockey clubs will pickup and deliver all donated items to the Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry. Items in high demand at the pantry right now include pasta, canned soup, cereals, peanut butter, rice and beans. Food drives, especially during the holiday season, are important to help meet the needs of local families.

Last year, Hockey Checks Hunger collected eight tons of food. The Huskies, Ice Bears and Lady Friars are hoping to deliver even more food to the pantry during Hockey Checks Hunger 2015!

Email hockeycheckshunger@gmail.com for more information.

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