Oct. 6, 2015 – Purolator raised the equivalent of 162,192 pounds of food for local food banks in Hamilton, Montreal and Regina as part of its Purolator Tackle Hunger® Game Day Food Drives during the month of September.
“Thank you to the Tiger-Cats, Alouettes and Roughriders fans for contributing to the success of our 2015 series of Purolator Tackle Hunger Game Day Food Drives with such incredible donations,” said Patrick Nangle, President and CEO, Purolator. “The kindness of CFL fans year after year is what powers our Game Day Food Drives and makes them an indispensable donation vehicle for local food banks during the summer and fall months, which is their slowest time of the year.”
Purolator started off its September series of Game Day Food Drives in Hamilton on Sept. 7, where Tiger-Cats fans raised 113,366 pounds for Hamilton Food Share.
“We are proud to be part of Purolator’s Tackle Hunger program since this partnership not only raises much needed funds and food – but also raises the awareness of hunger in our own backyard,” said Joanne Santucci, Executive Director, Hamilton Food Share. “We are deeply grateful to Purolator, the Hamilton Ti-Cats and the generous fans of our hometown team for making this event such a success. All food raised will go directly to local food banks and hot-meal lines. Every dollar raised through this event will generate five dollars’ worth of food.”
Montreal Alouettes fans went on to raise 10,518 pounds of food for Moisson Montréal on Sept. 20, while Saskatchewan Roughriders fans donated 38,308 pounds of food to the Regina Food Bank on Sept. 27.
“Moisson Montréal is proud to be the recipient of the 2015 Purolator Tackle Hunger program in Montreal. This new collaboration comes at a key moment for our organization and will surely increase awareness about food insecurity and waste locally,” explained Dany Michaud, Moisson Montréal’s Executive Director. “With the addition of the Montreal Alouettes and Purolator to our list of corporate partners, we hope to get the attention of the public and corporations who wish to support our activities. Thanks to third-party initiatives like this one, Moisson Montréal is able to offer emergency food aid to 140,000 people each month and develop sustainable and innovative solutions to local food waste problems.”
“On behalf of the families served by the Regina Food Bank, we would like to give our thanks and sincere appreciation to the incredible fans of Saskatchewan who participated in Purolator Tackle Hunger,” stated Steve Compton, CEO of the Regina Food Bank. “Without the help of the community and the tremendous support of Purolator, the fight against hunger would be an impossible task.”
So far this year, the Purolator Tackle Hunger program has raised the equivalent of 1,078,974 pounds of food for food banks across Canada. The 2015 Purolator Tackle Hunger goal is to raise the equivalent of 1.4 million pounds of food.
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About hunger in Canada
As part of its commitment to helping alleviate hunger in the communities where it operates, Purolator Inc. works closely with its employees, partners, agents, customers and food banks across Canada to collect donations and help raise awareness about the issue of hunger in Canada. Since its inception in 2003, the Purolator Tackle Hunger® program has helped deliver the equivalent of more than eight million pounds of food to food banks across Canada. For more information, visit purolatortacklehunger.com.
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