Playing with your food

A golfer tees up the first swing on the first hole at the Prince Albert Food Bank’s Hole-in-one for Hunger at the Gateway Mall. The event runs today from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. -- Jason Kerr/Daily Herald

Prince Albert Food Bank executive director Wes Clark always thought a food mini-golf course would generate a large community response, but even he was surprised by how it turned out.

On Thursday, the food bank officially revealed the inaugural Hole-in-one for Hunger fundraiser at Gateway Mall, and Clark said the community response exceeded all expectations.

“It’s just mind-blowing to really see all the efforts that have gone into all these different holes,” he said.

Local businesses and organizations from around the community were responsible for sponsoring and designing the 11-hole course, using everything from cans of soup to boxes of craft dinner to create the finished product.

All organizations involved were responsible for acquiring donations of food to be used in creating a hole. Once the fundraiser ends on Saturday, that food will also be donated to the food bank, along with any proceeds.

For sponsors like the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technology (SIIT), being there for a local charity was the most important part. Having a chance to show off their creativity was a bonus.