True North Sports + Entertainment will once again be hosting its Winnipeg Jets Food Drive during the second half of the current regular season. Although appearing a little different than past seasons, the food drive will continue to support the province’s largest food bank, the recently rebranded Harvest Manitoba.
Running from Monday, March 15 through Wednesday, March 31, True North will be accepting monetary donations in support of Harvest Manitoba via an active drop-off, drive-thru location at Bell MTS Iceplex just outside the West Perimeter Highway. Monetary donations can also be made directly to Harvest Manitoba through the Jets’ website at WinnipegJets.com/FoodDrive.
Those looking to donate non-perishable food items are still also able to do so by way of a one-day drop-off event at Bell MTS Iceplex on Saturday, March 27. True North will allow donations from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the drop-off site in the parking lot. Harvest Manitoba is also open daily for food donations at 1085 Winnipeg Ave.
Sweetening the pot for donors is the fact that all participants will be entered into a draw for one of three different prizes.
“Fans who donate to the food drive at the event can look forward to seeing Jets mascots Mick E. Moose and Benny,” True North wrote in a media release. “They will also be entered to win either a Josh Morrissey autographed Aviator replica jersey or a Blake Wheeler autographed Heritage replica jersey. While those who donate through the landing page will be entered into a random draw for an autographed Mark Scheifele home jersey.”
Proper COVID-19 health and safety protocols will be in place at Bell MTS Iceplex at the drop-off location. With many additional members of the Manitoban community in need this year due to the ongoing pandemic, True North asks of you to consider donating to Manitoba’s less fortunate.
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