VJW Squirt Major Selects Take Time to Help Others In Need
One VJW team is working hard to help others in need.
Mark Lester's Valley Jr Warriors Squirt Major Select team is helping to support the efforts
of the Merrimack Valley Food Bank.
The team recently learned that the
Merrimack Valley Food Bank will run out of food supplies by the end of
March unless food collections increase significantly. As a result, the
VJW Squirt Major Select hockey team has committed to help.
Here is more information on this important charitable endeavor and how you can help the VJW team support the efforts of Merrimack Valley Food Bank. Why such need? Due
to poor economic conditions and the rising cost of living, the Food
Bank is in a critical state. Donations are down, yet demand continues
to increase. Not only is the Food Bank supplying food for the homeless and local soup kitchens, it is now serving more “working poor” than anytime in its history.
What can a hockey team do? Our
team of players and coaches want to make a difference. Being a good
player starts with being a good person. We want our athletes to have a
greater appreciation for what they have while recognizing the needs of
our less fortunate neighbors. So the Valley Jr. Warrior Squirt Major
Select hockey team is sponsoring a food drive with the goal of
collecting no less than 500 items.
How can YOU help? Drop an extra item into your food cart at the grocery store or find one in your pantry to donate.
Non-perishable food items can be dropped off at the Valley Forum Ice
Facility in both Lawrence and Haverhill through February 22. In
addition, our players will each be dropping off bags throughout their
neighborhood to collect additional items. Your small donation can help
make a big difference.
We appreciate your donations of non-perishable food for those in need in our communities
Cold cereal and Oatmeal
Jelly and Jam
Instant Potato Flakes
Rice & Pasta
Boxed Mac & Cheese
Baby Food Baby Formula
MVFB supplies food for over 100 agencies (including food pantries,
shelters, children & elderly programs) in greater Lowell and the