The Calgary Stampeders are once again pleased to team up with Purolator Inc. to play host to the annual Purolator Tackle Hunger food drive in support of the Calgary Food Bank.
The food drive will be held on Saturday as the Stampeders face the Saskatchewan Roughriders at McMahon Stadium in a 7 p.m. start. Fans can take part by bringing non-perishable food items or making cash donations to Purolator volunteers stationed at the stadium gates. All proceeds from the food drive will support the Calgary Food Bank.
“I’m proud to once again be involved with the Purolator Tackle Hunger program,” said defensive end Charleston Hughes. “Unfortunately, the demand for the Calgary Food Bank’s services remains high but Stamps fans have always come through when it comes to helping individuals and families in need in our community and I know they’ll deliver again this year.”
Prior to Saturday’s game, fans will have the opportunity to pose for a photo with the Grey Cup. Fans making a donation on game day will be entered into a draw for a chance to win a signed Hughes jersey.
In 2016, Stamps fans donated 74,485 pounds of food for the Calgary portion of the Tackle Hunger program. Since 2003, fans have donated a total of 982,858 lbs. of food.
Here are the details for the game-day food drive:
What: Purolator Tackle Hunger Food Drive in support of the Calgary Food Bank When: Saturday, July 22 (starting at 4:30 p.m. and going through to the end of the first quarter) Where: McMahon Stadium (food collection takes place at all gates and the Grey Cup will be located in the East parking lot near the Crowchild foot bridge) Who: Stampeders fans, Purolator employees and Calgary Food Bank volunteers
About the Calgary Food Bank
The Calgary Food Bank is a charitable organization dedicated to gathering and distributing quality emergency food to Calgarians and the agencies that serve them. More than 13,000 Calgarians receive help from the Calgary Food Bank each month and 47 per cent of Calgary Food Bank clients are families with children. For more information, visit www.calgaryfoodbank.com
About Purolator Tackle Hunger
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 10.5 million pounds of food to food banks across Canada.