Members of the Mission A1 Stars bantam hockey team helped raise money and donations for those in need.

Bantam hockey squad collects food

Mission A1 Stars bantam hockey team collected items for the food bank and for Hope Central during their home game on Dec. 5.

The Mission A1 Stars bantam hockey team collected items for the food bank and for Hope Central during their home game on Dec. 5.

The team challenged its opponent, the North Shore Winter Club, to bring a box of donations as well. The visitors exceeded that request by bringing three boxes.

The players’ friends and family arrived at the game bringing bags and boxes of items. Organizers managed to fill a pickup truck full of donations.

The next day, the Mission squad donated their time packing and delivering groceries for customers at Save-On-Foods, collecting more than $600 in cash donations for the local food bank.