While the Edmonton Queen may not have sunk, the amount of food collected should feed a boatload of families for the next few months.

As far as Debbie Theuss is concerned, that makes the Edmonton Food Bank’s Sink the Ship “foodraiser” a titanic success.

“Right now we’re probably over 2,700 kilograms so we’re really excited. We did really well,” said the food bank’s fund development assistant.

“Right now most of the stuff we got around the Christmas season is already gone and our next food drive isn’t until the Heritage Festival. There’s a bit of a lag for us right now so this is really welcome.”

Last year the food bank only held the Sink the Ship event for one day. This year they started on Friday with a school challenge and kept the ship open for donations throughout the weekend.

“This year we expanded it to all three days so whatever comes in we’re thrilled with,” Theuss said. “We had a wonderful time down here. It went really well and it’s such a beautiful setting.”

Theuss couldn’t say exactly how many families will get food from the nearly 3,000 kilograms of grub donated but she did say quite a few would benefit.

The event was such a success this year that the Edmonton Food Bank is already planning next year’s event with the Edmonton Queen.

“It helps us out, it helps the people in our community that need it and it’s really welcome,” she said. “I absolutely believe this will be going on in the future.”