Montreal has hosted modest Five Hole For Food events in the past 2 years, including the first ever Five Hole For Food event in 2010. While Montreal’s hungry are surely grateful for the efforts, there’s no doubt that Montreal can do a lot more.
Five Hole For Food’s organizers have pulled out all the stops to provide the best possible venue for this year’sMontrealevent: The Bell Center.
On July 9th, from 3pm-7pm, the 3rd annual Five Hole For Food will pull up to the Bell Center in Montreal to collect food for Moisson Montreal, the recipient of ALL food donations. Sure the Habs are letting us play on their hallowed grounds, but they are also sending alumni to play with us – Sergio Momesso and Gilbert Delorme. Not enough? Well what if they sent “the man” to play? Yeah, Geoff Molson is going to come out and play as well. If he can take time out of his schedule to contribute, I’m pretty sure that you can, too.
The premise is simple: you bring whatever non-perishable food items AND your hockey stick to the Bell Center on July 9th. You drop your food donations in the box and then play hockey. That’s it. Sound good? Good.
All ages and skill levels are encouraged to come out and play. Once we’re done playing ball hockey, we’re going to le Cage aux Sports to celebrate with some food and drink. If playing hockey isn’t your thing, you are still more than welcome to still come by and take in the atmosphere. How many times can you take in hockey at the Bell Center in the summer? The Bell Center’s doors will be open for refreshments, and of course, we hope that the social media channels will be buzzing with activity. If you’re able to live-tweet the event, use the hashtag #FHFF and help raise awareness for those who struggle to put enough food on the table.
It doesn’t get any better than this. Habs, hockey and helping the hungry.
Let’s get it done Montreal! We’re not going to let Toronto top us, are we?