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Purolator Tackle Hunger Food Drive 2012

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012 — 11:09am PDT
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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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Support @VanFoodBank & @SurreyFoodBank. RT to enter to win @BCLions @PurolatorTH tix from @Miss604

I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm next Wednesday, July 18, 2012. Update The winner is Stephanie!

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  1. Ray says:

    Nice work, Purolator.

  2. Jason says:

    Great cause, even better support.

  3. Jason says:

    Go lions go

  4. raymes says:

    Site’s lookin’ awesome Rebecca!

  5. Jake says:

    GO LIONS!!!

  6. Ruby says:

    Go Lions

  7. Alex says:

    Very good cause ! Unfortunately needed more than ever.

  8. Bev says:

    Great to see the support for the Food Bank!

  9. Val says:

    Go Lions!

  10. Marissa says:

    Great cause!

  11. Michelle says:

    Awesome cause!

  12. Gary says:

    Hoping for a lot of sacks by the Lions this year!

  13. Daniel says:

    Go BC LIONS!

  14. leah says:

    I love this, way to go purolator!

  15. CF says:

    That’s great! Would love to go to the game.

  16. Jack says:

    Would be nice to go to a BC Lions game.

  17. Abigail says:

    What a great idea. Cheers

  18. Mary Rose says:

    great work!

  19. Christine says:

    Great cause. Go Lions!

  20. Pam says:

    Wonderful way to raise awareness!

  21. Kristyn says:

    Never been to a game, it would be cool to check out!

  22. Jan says:

    great giveaway

  23. Victoria says:

    Go lions!! Whoop, awesome cause as well!!

  24. Victoria says:

    Go lions!! Whoop, awesome cause as well!!

  25. jeanie says:

    great idea! go lions!

  26. Basima says:

    what an amazing prize !

  27. Helan says:

    I hope I win (:

  28. Alia says:

    great prize

  29. saleem says:

    GO LIONS ! ๐Ÿ˜€

  30. Jennifer says:

    Go Lions!

  31. Richard says:

    Sounds great!

  32. Stephanie says:

    My husband would be thrilled to go. Go Lions

  33. Ro says:

    What a great cause!

  34. Katie says:

    This would be so exciting ๐Ÿ™‚

  35. mary says:


  36. Amy says:

    Go Lions! Go Purolator!

  37. Anna says:

    Go Lions Go! Go Geroy Go!

  38. Gary says:

    Awesome initiative!

  39. Mae says:

    Would love to catch a game at the revamped stadium.

  40. Kelly says:

    Would be nice to go to a game!

  41. Sue says:

    Go Lions Go! <3 <3 <3 the Food Bank , thanks #xoxxointhehood

  42. Lor. says:

    Support the food bank

  43. Moshe says:

    Go Lions

  44. Deya C says:

    Great cause way to go Purolator, and Go you hairy lions GO!!!!!!!

  45. Tracy says:

    Never seen a game at the revamped stadium. Would love to check it out!

  46. Megan says:

    Go Lions!!

  47. Katherine says:

    Great cause!

  48. Sundoro says:

    I’ve been wanting to see BC Lions or any CFL game in general. It’ll be my first one!

  49. Emily H says:

    I’d love to go!

  50. Valerie says:

    I love football!

  51. TODD says:


  52. Melissa Evans says:

    GO Lions GO!! : )

  53. Trina S says:

    Go Lions……I’ve never been to a live game – Really want to though!!!

  54. Andy C. says:

    Not enough corporate support for food banks – a touchdown for Purolator

  55. Harj says:

    Nice work! Keep it up.

  56. Stotes says:

    Good work Purolator!

  57. Kelsey says:

    I’ve never been to a live football game, and I’d really love to go! Go Lions!:)

  58. Gigi says:

    Glad to see vendors contributing to great causes!

  59. Jen says:

    Never seen the Lions, would love to learn & watch a little Canadian football ๐Ÿ™‚

  60. David says:


  61. Ann C. says:

    Nice to see support for the food bank society!

  62. Rajvir Boparai says:

    Hope everyone supports this cause! It’s our job to help and love those in need! (including animals and nature)

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