TORONTO – Purolator and the Canadian Football League (CFL) are renewing the long-standing partnership between the two organizations. The new three-year agreement reinforces the future of Purolator Tackle Hunger®, an innovative grassroots program that has delivered the equivalent of more than 7.5 million pounds of food over 12 years to food banks across Canada.
|Purolator hosts a series of annual Purolator Tackle Hunger Game Day Food Drives across Canada, one in each of the nine CFL cities. Fans are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items or a cash donation to help support their local food bank. In return, fans are able to have their photo taken with the iconic Grey Cup.|
“We’re honoured to announce that together, Purolator and the CFL will be tackling hunger for another three years,” said Jeffrey L. Orridge, Commissioner of the Canadian Football League. This is an initiative that brings one of our greatest partners and our wonderful fans together in a very meaningful way. Football is the ultimate team sport and we’re proud that since 2003, we’ve been able to support individuals in need across the country in partnership with a leading Canadian company.”
Through the Purolator Tackle Hunger program, Purolator works closely with its employees, partners, agents, customers and food banks across Canada to help raise awareness and collect donations – through activities such as food drives at select CFL games – to help address the issue of hunger in Canada.
“We are thrilled to be continuing our partnership with the CFL and its millions of fans, said Patrick Nangle, President and CEO of Purolator. “We look forward to working with Commissioner Orridge and his team to continue making a difference for Canadians.”
Purolator hosts a series of annual Purolator Tackle Hunger Game Day Food Drives across Canada, one in each of the nine CFL cities. Fans are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items or a cash donation to help support their local food bank. In return, fans are able to have their photo taken with the iconic Grey Cup. Additionally, fans can make a monetary donation to select food banks across Canada all year round by visiting purolatortacklehunger.com.
Hunger affects millions of Canadians. According to Food Bank Canada’s 2014 HungerCount report, more than 850,000 Canadians – 36 per cent of whom are children – visit food banks every month.
This year, Purolator has set a donation target to raise the equivalent of 1.4 million pounds of food, and is committed to delivering on promises to all our stakeholders, which includes making a positive difference in communities across Canada.
Purolator Tackle Hunger CFL 2015 Game Day Food Drive schedule:
|City||Visitor||Game Date||Game Time|
|Winnipeg||Montreal||Fri, July 10||7 p.m.|
|Ottawa||Edmonton||Fri, July 17||7 p.m.|
|Edmonton||Saskatchewan||Fri, July 31||7 p.m.|
|Calgary||Ottawa||Sat, Aug. 15||8 p.m.|
|Hamilton||Toronto||Mon, Sept. 7||1 p.m.|
|Montreal||Winnipeg||Sun, Sept. 20||2 p.m.|
|Regina||Montreal||Sun, Sept. 27||2 p.m.|
|Vancouver||Saskatchewan||Sat, Oct. 3||4 p.m.|
|Toronto||Calgary||Sat, Oct. 17||4 p.m.|
Purolator Inc. is Canada’s leading integrated freight, parcel and logistics solutions provider. Celebrating over 50 years of delivering its customers’ promises, Purolator continues to expand its reach and renowned service levels and reliability to more people, more businesses and more places across the country and around the world. Purolator is proud of its Canadian heritage and is focused on sustainably positioning itself for future growth and success. Purolator is also committed to contributing to the well-being of the communities it serves and where more than 11,500 of its employees live, work and play.
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