Purolator Tackle Hunger campaign on route to a record-setting year
As the football season continues for the Canadian Football League (CFL), so do the donations for food banks across Canada. Like no other year, CFL fans have come together and donated in overwhelming amounts. This year’s campaign has truly raised the bar.
Calgary fans stampede over last year’s total pounds raised
On July 31, the Calgary Stampeders played host to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers inside McMahan stadium while fans outside generously donated considerable amounts of food. Thanks to everyone’s efforts, a nine per cent increase from last year’s donations was seen as donations totalling the equivalent of 53,900 pounds rolled-in with all proceeds going to the Calgary Inter-Faith Food Bank.
Seeing rays of hope even though the Vancouver cloudy skies
Even on the rainy afternoon of Aug. 7, BC Lions fans came out to cheer their team on and help alleviate hunger. As the Lions faced off with the Stampeders, cloudy skies didn’t dampen fans’ community spirit as they raised the equivalent of 25,000 pounds of food for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank.
Eskimo fans set Purolator Tackle Hunger 2010 record
The grounds of the Commonwealth Stadium was the stage for the most generous donations in this year’s campaign. On Aug. 28, while the Edmonton Eskimos were set to face the Saskatchewan Roughriders, fans donated generously in support of the Edmonton Food Bank. The equivalent of 72,101 pounds of food were raised, a 15 per cent increase over last year’s donations.
Hunger affects Canadians across the country. Almost 800,000 Canadians visit food banks every month, 37 per cent of whom are children. Since 2003, Purolator Tackle Hunger has helped deliver the equivalent of more than three million pounds of food for food banks across Canada, which is equivalent to more than 1,000 Purolator curbside trucks.
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