Calgary Food Bank

Calgary Food Bank

July 18, 2012 08:00 ET

Purolator and the Stampeders Team Up to Tackle Hunger

Purolator Tackle Hunger Program Celebrates Tenth Year Anniversary Season in Calgary

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - July 18, 2012) - Purolator, Canada's largest shipping solutions providers, is proud to host its annual Purolator Tackle Hunger food drive in support of the Calgary Food Bank at the Stampeders vs. BC Lions game on July 28th at McMahon Stadium. All proceeds from the food drive will support the Calgary Food Bank. Advance photo and game day media opportunities are outlined below.

PHOTO ADVISORY

Media are encouraged to attend a pre-game celebration with running back Jon Cornish from the Calgary Stampeders who will visit the Calgary Food Bank with Purolator and the Grey Cup on Thursday, July 26th to show support for the 10th annual Purolator Tackle Hunger food drive. To celebrate this landmark season, Purolator is donating a refurbished delivery truck to the Calgary Food Bank.

What: Photo opportunity with Calgary Stampeders running back Jon Cornish; the Grey Cup; a refurbished delivery truck donated by Purolator; Purolator employees, and Calgary Food Bank staff.
Where: Calgary Food Bank
5000 11 Street SE
Calgary
When: 3:00 p.m. - Thursday, July 26th, 2012

MEDIA ADVISORY

On game day, Purolator is encouraging Stampeders fans to help tackle hunger by bringing a non-perishable food item or cash donation to the Purolator volunteers stationed at the stadium gates. In return, fans will have the opportunity to receive a digital photo with the Grey Cup and enter a season-long random draw to win a trip for two to the 100th Grey Cup in Toronto. In addition to the food drive, every time a CFL quarterback gets sacked throughout the regular season, Purolator will donate the equivalent of the quarterback's weight in food to the CFL hometown food bank.

Last year, Calgary football fans helped raise more than 105,000 pounds of food through the game day food drive - nearly doubling efforts from the year before - for the Calgary Food Bank.

What: Purolator Tackle Hunger food drive at the Stampeders' game in support of the Calgary Food Bank

When: Saturday, July 28 - Starting at 5:00 p.m. until the end of the first quarter (game starts at 7 p.m.)

Where: McMahon Stadium - food collection to take place at all gates. The Grey Cup will be located in the East Parking Lot.

Who: Stampeders fans and Purolator employees

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.

Fans can text TACKLE to 30333 to make a one-time donation of $5, which will be added to people's mobile phone bill. One hundred per cent of the proceeds support Food Banks Canada.

Fans can also follow Purolator Tackle Hunger's Twitter and Facebook pages or visit the CFL website to find out more information about the Purolator Tackle Hunger program, Game Day Food Drives or even to donate to Food Banks Canada online.

About Purolator's commitment to hunger

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.

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