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In addition to helping out the food bank, the Summerside Storm evened their playoff series Tuesday night. (Kevin Yarr/CBC)

The shelves at the Salvation Army food bank in Summerside have been restocked thanks to donations from the Summerside Storm basketball team and its fans.

Food bank officials sent out a plea for help about a week ago when food supplies were getting extremely low. The Storm team asked fans to bring food donations to Tuesday night's game.

Salvation Army spokeswoman Karen Mallett said the team presented a $1,100 cheque and fans donated 250 kilograms of food.

"It is going to dwindle down again but our shelves are actually looking pretty good right now. We are pretty excited about the look of it," said Mallett.

"It just reconfirms how wonderful Prince County is to us. It is just phenomenal."

Mallett noted demand for the Salvation Army food bank has gone up dramatically. The food bank is now helping between 22 to 25 families a day, more than double the daily number helped last year at this time.

Employment insurance benefits have run out for a number of people, she said, and seasonal industries haven't begun yet for the year.

The charity effort appeared to translate into good karma on the court. The Storm evened its playoff series with the Windsor Express at one game apiece with a 114-98 victory.