Over 32,000 pounds collected from Tackle Hunger Day at Mosaic Stadium

Saskatchewan Roughrider fans stepped up to support the Regina and District Food Bank at Tackle Hunger Day over the weekend.

More than 32,000 pounds was collected from Tackle Hunger Day at Mosaic Stadium on Saturday. Football fans who attended the Saskatchewan Roughriders versus Montreal Alouettes game were encouraged to bring non-perishable food items and cash donations to support the local food bank.

John Bailey, CEO of the Regina Food Bank, admitted it’s good timing now that things are getting busier for them.

“It allows us to stay ahead of demand a little bit as we head into a pretty crucial fall time for us,” said Bailey. “We start to see an increase in demand towards the tail end of August, then with back to school, and the numbers keep growing towards Thanksgiving and Christmas.”

When it comes to the technical numbers, volunteers collected $10,194 in cash donations and approximately 1,200 pounds of food. Using a formula to calculate their official total, the event raised 32,388 pounds.

Bailey thanked the volunteers and everyone who donated for supporting the food bank.

“It gives us another opportunity to show exactly how generous the people of Regina and Rider fans are,” he stated. “It’s a big number and it makes a huge difference for us as we enter the fall here.”

Over 1.5 million pounds in donations was received nationwide from last year’s Tackle Hunger campaign.

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