The numbers are staggering – not how many packages are delivered by Purolator but how many people are served by Canadian food banks. The Purolator Tackle Hunger program tries to ease the burden that the food banks feel through out the year, especially in the summer and fall months. Kids are out of school, then they prepare to head back to school and this puts a strain on finances at home. Numbers from Purolator’s food bank initiative tell us that 850,000 people use food banks in a year. 36 percent of those are children and youth.
Sure this company helps deliver your Amazon and Young Living products, but they are also on board to help the Canadian Football League cities and surrounding communities fill food bank shelves and assist during stressful times. Throughout the season, CFL team cities take a turn at encouraging their fans to come together with non-perishable food items and money. It is a non-athletic competition that we can all be apart of! It is fun, it is competitive and at the end of the day, it gives the fan base a sense of accomplishment that we did something together with our football club!
Currently, the Hamilton Ti-Cats Labour Day weekend game has set a very high standard, followed by the Edmonton Eskimos. This Saturday it’s our turn! Rider Nation – the spotlight is on you!
Fan sites are already telling their followers to get the grocery bags, boxes and money ready for delivery on Saturday night at Mosaic Stadium, Regina, Saskatchewan. There will be drop off points outside of the stadium and in Confederation Park. The party starts at 4:30, so let’s pack those boxes with non-perishable food items and cash donations.
The Grey Cup will be in attendance, someone will win a Charleston Hughes #39 Rider jersey!
P.S. Rider Nation- The Ti-Cats have raised 190,000 pounds of food they pushed the Eskimos out of 1st place. Edmonton raised 108,270 pounds .. WHERE DO WE STAND!!!