Notre Dame hockey raises money for food insecurity

NOW: Notre Dame hockey raises money for food insecurity

SOUTH BEND, Ind -- As part of the Irish's fight for life partnership with Beacon Health, today was about raising money and awareness for food insecurity. 

The pediatric hematology oncology unit at the Beacon Children's Hospital in South Bend, says that 60% of Beacon's children are food insecure.

On Sunday, the Notre Dame hockey team came together outside of the Compton Family Ice Arena, to raise awareness.

"Just having our platform here at Notre Dame, it’s so important to use what we have here to influence and impact the families we have around us," said the Gold Center program director Collin Stoecker.

The goal for the food pantry is to raise $80,000. 

On Sunday, the team raised over $1,000, after washing roughly 150 cars.

"This opportunity impacts kids and families that we are welcoming into our family, it’s so important for us. It’s been truly amazing to see. We’ve raised in the last eight days, twenty-thousand dollars already," said Stoecker

Overall the team says it was a huge success continuing 25 years of support towards the South Bend community.

"Our guys did a great job of promoting it here today and you can see they’re obviously having an amazing time. Just so proud of what they’re doing and all the rest of our student-athletes are doing for this community and these kids that we’re trying to help," said Stoecker.

If you would like to donate to the Fighting Irish Fight for Life foundation, they are still accepting donations, as the continue to work towards their goal.

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