The Calgary Stampeders and Purolator are proud to team up for the annual Purolator Tackle Hunger food drive to benefit the Calgary Inter-Faith Food Bank.
Fans are encouraged every year to bring non-perishable food items or cash donations to the game and drop them off to the Purolator and Food Bank volunteers stationed at the stadium gates.
No stranger to sacking quarterbacks, defensive end Charleston Hughes is the team representative for the Purolator Tackle Hunger program.
Since its inception in 2003, the Purolator Tackle Hunger program has delivered more than 6.5 million pounds of goods to food banks across Canada. For the past two years, Stampeders fans have made a huge contribution to to this total by setting new new Purolator Tackle Hunger record with their donations.
The Calgary Food Bank distributes emergency food to more than 12,250 people every month in addition to sharing food with 100 local agencies. Most needed food donations include canned meat and fish, pasta, rice, baby formula, cereal, peanut butter, canned vegetables and fruit, canned beans and cereal.
As Canada’s leading integrated freight and parcel solutions provider with national resources of more than 12,000 teammates, more than 3,000 courier vehicles and the ability to reach almost every destination point in Canada, Purolator is committed to helping alleviate hunger in the communities where it operates. As part of this commitment, Purolator works closely with its teammates, customers and food banks across Canada to collect donations and help raise awareness about the issue of hunger. Since its inception in 2003, Purolator Tackle Hunger has helped deliver the equivalent of more than 4.5 million pounds of food to food banks across Canada.
In addition to the food drive, every time a CFL quarterback gets sacked throughout the regular season, Purolator donates the equivalent of the quarterback’s weight in food to the CFL hometown food bank.