The result far exceeded the club’s goal to raise 1,631 pounds of non-perishables, the equivalent weight of the men’s heavy eight crew.
“The spirit of the Trent and Peterborough community has come alive through the efforts of the food drive in support of the Kawartha FoodShare,” said Mary-Kate Bronson, a member of the Trent Rowing Club Executive, who helped organize the food drive. “It feels amazing to be able to say that we not only achieved our goal, but we surpassed it by 651 pounds. It also feels great to know that we are helping people in the community who need it most.”
The Trent University Rowing Club would like to express a huge thank-you to friends at City Hall, Nata’s Café, the Trent Athletics Centre, Bata Library, Blackburn Hall and the Peterborough Rowing Club for graciously providing drop off locations for the food drive this year. Thanks also goes out to the people at the Pig’s Ear Tavern who provided a venue for a fundraiser, which helped to raise another $400 to donate to the Kawartha Food Share.
Ms. Bronson added: “We would also like to thank everyone within the Trent and Peterborough community who supported and contributed to the food drive throughout the past few weeks. We have received so much enthusiasm from so many people, which has added greatly to the success of the food drive. Way to go everyone, we did it!”