Tackle Hunger Food Drive 2011

Comments 55 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Purolator Tackle Hunger Food Drive, in partnership with the BC Lions for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society, is taking place this coming Saturday, August 13th.

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This is the 9th annual Tackle Hunger campaign and fans are encouraged to bring non-perishable food item donations or cash in support of this cause. Volunteers will be at every gate to collect donations as the BC Lions take on the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on the field.

The most-needed items currently listed on the Food Bank’s website are canned meat and fish, whole wheat pasta and rice, canned fruit and vegetables, cereal, baby formula and baby food.

Coming off a big win against Saskatchewan on Friday, Empire Field will be the place to be on Saturday. Arrive early for the BC Lions Street Party at 5:30pm. There will be live music, family activities (including free face painting), poster making, games and more. Football fans who bring a donation this weekend will have the opportunity to receive a souvenir photo with the Grey Cup and enter a draw to win two tickets to the 2011 Grey Cup in Vancouver.

If you would like to attend Saturday’s game, I have a pair of tickets to give away as a part of a prize pack that includes 2 tickets to Saturday’s game, a Purolator Tackle Hunger t-shirt, golf shirt, and jacket, BC Lions gear (training camp shirt, pom-poms, towel, noisemakers, hat, yearbook, Tim Horton’s card, sticker, lanyard, and more), and the book “Legends of Autumn – The Glory Years of Canadian Football” by Denny Boyd and Brian Scrivener.

Here’s how you can enter to win:

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  • I entered to win @BCLions tickets & a prize pack supporting @VanFoodBank thanks to @PurolatorTH & @Miss604 http://bit.ly/th604

    I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 10:00am, Thursday, August 11, 2011. Purolator also partners with the CFL throughout the entire season by donating a quarterback’s weight in food (to the team’s local food bank) whenever one gets sacked during the regular season.

    Update The winner is Bonnie!

    55 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

    1. JeffMonday, August 8th, 2011 — 1:36pm PDT

      I haven’t attended a BC Lions game in over a decade and a half.

    2. LaurenMonday, August 8th, 2011 — 1:59pm PDT

      We’d love to go – thanks!

    3. KellyMonday, August 8th, 2011 — 2:32pm PDT

      My little brother and I would love to attend a Lions game!

    4. DawnMonday, August 8th, 2011 — 2:45pm PDT

      Awesome cause! Would love to take my Dad to see the Lions and Empire field before it’s gone!

    5. JeannelleMonday, August 8th, 2011 — 2:52pm PDT

      lions game would be great now that the weather is looking up!

    6. EmilyMonday, August 8th, 2011 — 3:15pm PDT

      Sounds like fun! I’d love to take my boyfriend, who’s from Winnipeg.

    7. SharylinMonday, August 8th, 2011 — 3:24pm PDT

      It would be great to get tickets to the game and contribute to the food bank!

    8. MaryMonday, August 8th, 2011 — 3:32pm PDT

      sounds nice. want to visit empire field

    9. BJMonday, August 8th, 2011 — 4:22pm PDT

      Would love to send my mom and brother to a game!

    10. AmyMonday, August 8th, 2011 — 6:19pm PDT

      There’s nothing quite like catching a game on an outdoor field

    11. lizMonday, August 8th, 2011 — 6:47pm PDT

      I’ve never been to an outdoor football game and it sounds like a great day!I tweeted about this.

    12. Aileen RMonday, August 8th, 2011 — 8:08pm PDT

      This would be the perfect time for me to finally make it to a game! I keep meaning to, but forget to buy the tickets. *lol*

    13. JudyMonday, August 8th, 2011 — 10:16pm PDT

      Would love to take my dad to the game !! Thx
      And support the Food Bank 😉

    14. Jeff NMonday, August 8th, 2011 — 10:46pm PDT

      Would love to head to that game!

    15. Doug S.Tuesday, August 9th, 2011 — 9:18am PDT

      Hooray for the Lions! Hooray for the food bank!

    16. Ginger GervaisTuesday, August 9th, 2011 — 10:00am PDT

      Would love to take the old man!!

    17. Sharla TakiTuesday, August 9th, 2011 — 10:09am PDT

      Come on && roar you Lions roar!!!

    18. mariaTuesday, August 9th, 2011 — 10:29am PDT

      I would love to go to the game!

    19. JamesTuesday, August 9th, 2011 — 10:33am PDT

      I love going to Lions’ games but my student budget doesn’t stretch too far. Hope you pick me so I can take my buddy this weekend.

    20. Nicole LTuesday, August 9th, 2011 — 11:54am PDT

      Great cause! =) What a great way to get the word out!

    21. Leanne MTuesday, August 9th, 2011 — 12:46pm PDT

      These Lions have the biggest heart – I love supporting them and the causes they bring light too. Would love to pounce over there for a roaring good time! 😉

    22. AdamTuesday, August 9th, 2011 — 3:04pm PDT

      I’d love to go see the lions win!

    23. MichelleTuesday, August 9th, 2011 — 4:34pm PDT

      Love the food donation based on the sacked quarterback’s weight!

    24. Bonnie RTuesday, August 9th, 2011 — 5:13pm PDT

      Great cause!! Would be great to attend!

    25. AndrewTuesday, August 9th, 2011 — 10:38pm PDT

      I would love to attend my first lions game!

    26. HayleyWednesday, August 10th, 2011 — 12:33am PDT

      last game we lost and was with my ex. time for a change

    27. DilaraWednesday, August 10th, 2011 — 2:42am PDT

      I’d love to attend a Lions game soon, it’s been ages!

    28. StephanieWednesday, August 10th, 2011 — 10:37am PDT

      I think going to a game sounds like a lot of fun.

    29. AlanWednesday, August 10th, 2011 — 11:20am PDT

      Would love to see a lions game at Empire before the move…

    30. kickpleatWednesday, August 10th, 2011 — 11:47am PDT

      I’ve never been to a football game but my husband remembers BC Lions games at Empire Stadium from when he was a kid. Would love to win tickets!

    31. Andrew C.Wednesday, August 10th, 2011 — 12:18pm PDT

      If I win tickets I personally guarantee the Lions will win!

    32. steveWednesday, August 10th, 2011 — 1:46pm PDT

      What a great cause and great contest! I hope I win so I can donate some food!!!!

    33. Ian YWednesday, August 10th, 2011 — 2:44pm PDT

      I haven’t been to a Lions Game in agessss! I sure hope they win, and i know they WILL win if I were there..cough cough 🙂 haha

    34. Grace MokWednesday, August 10th, 2011 — 2:44pm PDT

      Tickets for two, perfect for me!!!

    35. spWednesday, August 10th, 2011 — 2:47pm PDT

      I’ve never been to a football game!

    36. SunheeWednesday, August 10th, 2011 — 3:04pm PDT

      big fan over here! Thank you!

    37. MaeWednesday, August 10th, 2011 — 3:21pm PDT

      Would be great to catch an outdoors game at Empire Stadium. I’ve only ever caught games inside BC Place.

    38. KristinaWednesday, August 10th, 2011 — 3:56pm PDT

      Never been to a Lions game so would love to go!!

    39. HSWednesday, August 10th, 2011 — 4:31pm PDT

      I’d love to take my dad!

    40. auWednesday, August 10th, 2011 — 6:21pm PDT

      i go for any sport. .i want a souvenir pic with Ryan Philip if i won! 🙂

    41. RonaldWednesday, August 10th, 2011 — 8:38pm PDT


    42. GarretThursday, August 11th, 2011 — 1:47am PDT

      havent been to the blog in awhile, miss contests like these 🙂

    43. ZaneThursday, August 11th, 2011 — 9:31am PDT

      This will be an awesome event. I hope to attend.

    44. KristalThursday, August 11th, 2011 — 9:33am PDT

      Happy Thursday! Good luck to everyone!

    45. DarrenThursday, August 11th, 2011 — 9:34am PDT

      Saw this on Twitter, keep up the good work in helping the 604!~

    46. Cameron W.Thursday, August 11th, 2011 — 9:35am PDT

      I would love to go!

    47. sharonneThursday, August 11th, 2011 — 9:35am PDT

      MY father in law would love to go. m

    48. ErinThursday, August 11th, 2011 — 9:35am PDT

      Pick me!

    49. Leah PThursday, August 11th, 2011 — 9:38am PDT

      I haven’t been to a BC Lions game since I was about 7 – I’d love to see them before they move to the new BC Place!

    50. MikeThursday, August 11th, 2011 — 9:38am PDT

      *crosses fingers* I’d love to go to the game.

    51. LeslieThursday, August 11th, 2011 — 9:43am PDT

      Great stuff! Let’s support the Tackle Hunger Food drive.

    52. AidanThursday, August 11th, 2011 — 9:50am PDT

      Please please please 🙂 my FIL is in town & a big Winnipeg fan my husband would love to see a Lions game with his dad.

    53. Loic JeanjeanThursday, August 11th, 2011 — 9:57am PDT

      Come on Lions. Time to climb back the leader board!!!

    54. Leslie LThursday, August 11th, 2011 — 10:30am PDT

      Awesome event!

    55. BThursday, August 11th, 2011 — 11:33am PDT

      Go Lions!

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