The 10th Annual Purolator Tackle Hunger Food Drive is coming to BC Place on Friday, July 20th as the BC Lions take on the Edmonton Eskimos. This massive food drive (in and outside of the stadium) will be accepting your donations for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society and the Surrey Food Bank Society.
Since 2003, BC football fans have helped raise 206,165 pounds of food through the Purolator Tackle Hunger program. Last year the food drive raised 28,500 pounds of food and supplies, an increase of 14%.
“The Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society distributes food to more than 25,000 people every week, through 15 food depots and over 100 community agencies. The Surrey Food Bank Society helps feed 15,000 people every month – 42 per cent of which are children.”
You can help by coming by BC Place on Friday, July 20th starting at 5:00pm to make a donation in person. The Grey Cup will be at Terry Fox Plaza and donations of non-perishable food items can be made at every BC Place gate. You can also text TACKLE to 30333 to make a one-time $5 donation.
This is a part of Purolator’s commitment to helping food banks across Canada throughout the year. Whenever a Quarterback is sacked during the regular season they will also donate his weight in food to a local food bank, in the city in which that game is being played. Follow Purolator Tackle Hunger on Twitter and Facebook for more information.
To promote the 10th Annual Purolator Tackle Hunger Food Drive, I have two BC Lions tickets to give away to the game. Here’s how you can enter to win:
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I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm next Wednesday, July 18, 2012. Update The winner is Stephanie!