And we promise to keep going for as long as it takes.
Here's how you can get involved
Over 20 million pounds of food has been donated over the past 20 years. But the need is greater than ever before.
donated since 2003
A pledge that starts with us
Purolator Tackle Hunger has been around for 20 years. See how employees like Kaus participate.
Part of the program for 6 years
Jenny shares why she got involved in the Purolator Tackle Hunger program.
Supporting the community
See Stephen’s take on what the Purolator Tackle Hunger program means to him and his community.
To Jennifer, the Purolator Tackle Hunger program is much more than simply giving back.
Discover what inspires Pat to participate in the Purolator Tackle Hunger program.
Meet our unsung hero and Purolator courier, Robin Hall
For Robin Hall, balancing a family of four children and delivering packages in record numbers is all in a day’s work. She speaks of her experience with Toronto Argonauts offensive lineman, Jamal Campbell.
Meet our tackle hunger champion, Scott Jacobs
Scott Jacobs shares his motivation to help a good cause with Edmonton Eskimos’s quarterback, Trevor Harris.
Tackling hunger is a family legacy for Dennis Legault
Dennis Legault discusses his personal connection with the Purolator Tackle Hunger program and how his team is tackling hunger to help Canadians in need.
Tackle hunger: Do it for the kids
For Jean-Philippe, helping kids and families put food on the table is what motivates him to support food banks and our Purolator Tackle Hunger program. He shares his experience with Montreal Alouettes’s Assistant Coach, Luc Brodeur-Jourdain.
The Red Bag Campaign
Since 2018, thousands have filled a Red Bag with goodness. This campaign distributes Red Bags in communities so people can give where they live.
Purolator Tackle Hunger Month
Every June, more than 15,000 Purolator employees, partners and customers come together to collect food and funds.
Tackling hunger is a team sport
For 20 years, Purolator has been a sponsor of the CFL. And this year, when you bring non-perishable food items to a CFL Tackle Hunger game, you help us get the fight against food insecurity to the end zone.
|CFL Team||PTH Game Day|
|Calgary Stampeders vs. Saskatchewan||Saturday, June 24th @ 7:00pm EDT|
|Montreal Alouettes vs. Winnipeg||Saturday, July 1st @ 7:00pm EDT|
|Saskatchewan Roughriders vs. Toronto||Saturday July 29th @ 4:00pm EDT|
|Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs. BC||Thursday August 3rd @ 8:30pm EDT|
|BC Lions vs. Calgary||Saturday August 12th @ 7:00pm EDT|
|Edmonton Elks vs. Ottawa||Sunday August 27th @ 7:00pm EDT|
|Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs. Toronto||Monday September 4th @ 3:30pm EDT|
|Toronto Argonauts vs. Montreal||Saturday September 9th @ 1:00pm EDT|
|Ottawa Redblacks vs. Saskatchewan||Friday September 22nd @ 7:00pm EDT|
|Saskatchewan Roughriders vs. Hamilton||Saturday October 7th @ 7:00pm EDT|
Purolator Tackle Hunger
20th Anniversary Contest
The Purolator Tackle Hunger 20th Anniversary Contest aims to drive awareness of the rise in food bank usage in the country and raise funds for Food Banks Canada. Also, participants have the chance to win great prizes! Enter the contest on Facebook (@PurolatorInc) and Instagram (@PurolatorInc).
Grand prize: One $500 gift card for groceries and a $500 donation to a registered Canadian food bank of your choice.
Secondary prizes: Two secondary prizes available to the selected two contest entrants, consisting of one $250 gift card each.
Tertiary prizes: 20 prize packs.
Let’s tackle hunger together.
Deliver a better tomorrow for a neighbour in need.
Most Canadians are fortunate to enjoy an exceptional quality of life. However, life as we know it changed in 2020 when COVID-19 hit, and Canadians needed help more than ever. Did you know that in 2021, food banks saw an average of 1.3 million visits per month? That means that 20% more Canadians have been struggling with food security compared to before the pandemic. Even worse, one third of these people are children. Right here in Canada.
That’s why since 2003, Purolator employees have been going the extra mile to take action through Purolator Tackle Hunger – an initiative that’s all about people helping people. Since then, this employee-led grassroots initiative has helped deliver more than 18 million pounds of food to families across the country.
But there are more Canadians to feed and more meals to deliver.
We can’t tackle hunger alone. We invite you to join us in the Purolator Tackle Hunger program. After all, even one family struggling to put food on the table is one family too many.
What hunger looks like in Canada
visits to food banks
in March 2021
*Source: Food Banks Canada Hunger Count Report 2021
The Red Bag Campaign
Since 2019, Purolator has been bringing the food drive directly to your doorstep. Through our Red Bag Food Drive Campaigns, we have distributed thousands of reusable red canvas bags to the front step of Canadians, and days later our volunteers return to pick up the bags full of donated food items for the local food bank in your community.
This little Red Bag has helped thousands of Canadians struggling with hunger, and you can make a difference too! Contact us today to host your workplace, school or local Red Bag Campaign to help Canadian families who need us more than ever.
How has Purolator Tackle Hunger delivered so far?
of food delivered since 2003
June is Purolator Tackle Hunger Month
Since 2003 more than 10,000 Purolator employees, customers, and partners have joined Cannadians from coast to coast to raise awareness about hunger in Canada, and to collect food and funds for food banks.
In 2019 Purolator Tackle Hunger Week became Purolator Tackle Hunger Month. Throughout the month of June, Purolator employees will be working with their partners and customers to raise awareness and donations to help alleviate food insecurity across the country.
All of the donations raised during Purolator Tackle Hunger Month stay in the community where they were raised to benefit the local food bank.
Unsung Purolator Tackle Hunger Heroes
Tackling Hunger with the CFL
It takes a committed team to fight Hunger. Purolator has been a proud sponsor of the Canadian Football League (CFL) since 2003.
This season, CFL fans attending a CFL Purolator Tackle Hunger Game Day are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items or monetary donations to our activation booth at select CFL games.
Together, we can cheer on our favourite teams and rally behind a cause to help support Canadians in need.
2022 CFL - Tackle Hunger Game Day Schedule
|CFL Team||PTH Game Day|
|BC Lions vs. Edmonton||Saturday, August 6th @ 10:00pm EDT|
|Calgary Stampeders vs. BC||Saturday, August 13th @ 8:30pm EDT|
|Saskatchewan Roughriders vs. BC||Friday, August 19th @ 10:00pm EDT|
|Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs. Calgary||Thursday, August 25th @ 8:30pm EDT|
|Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs. Toronto||Monday, September 5th @ 1:00pm EDT|
|Montreal Alouettes vs. Hamilton||Friday, September 23rd @ 7:00pm EDT|
|Edmonton Elks vs. Montreal||Saturday, October 1st @ 4:00pm EDT|
|Toronto Argonauts vs. BC||Saturday, October 8th @ 4:00pm EDT|
|Ottawa Redblacks vs. Montreal||Friday, October 14th @ 7:00pm EDT|
Our Tackle Hunger Partners
It takes a committed team to fight hunger.
We’re proud to work alongside these incredible partners.
Our National Food Bank Partnerships
Food Banks Canada
We have supported Food Banks Canada since 2003, and actively provide food and cash donations to banks within their member community.
We provide logistical support to the Hero Campaign, an annual workplace and public outreach campaign.
Helps tens of thousands of youths get access to proper nutrition while at school.