Purolator Tackle Hunger Food Drive 2012

Comments 64 by Rebecca Bollwitt

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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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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64 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. RayWednesday, July 11th, 2012 — 11:20am PDT

    Nice work, Purolator.

  2. JasonWednesday, July 11th, 2012 — 11:24am PDT

    Great cause, even better support.

  3. JasonWednesday, July 11th, 2012 — 11:54am PDT

    Go lions go

  4. raymesWednesday, July 11th, 2012 — 12:06pm PDT

    Site’s lookin’ awesome Rebecca!

  5. JakeWednesday, July 11th, 2012 — 12:11pm PDT

    GO LIONS!!!

  6. RubyWednesday, July 11th, 2012 — 12:26pm PDT

    Go Lions

  7. AlexWednesday, July 11th, 2012 — 12:28pm PDT

    Very good cause ! Unfortunately needed more than ever.

  8. BevWednesday, July 11th, 2012 — 12:32pm PDT

    Great to see the support for the Food Bank!

  9. ValWednesday, July 11th, 2012 — 12:33pm PDT

    Go Lions!

  10. MarissaWednesday, July 11th, 2012 — 1:09pm PDT

    Great cause!

  11. MichelleWednesday, July 11th, 2012 — 1:32pm PDT

    Awesome cause!

  12. GaryWednesday, July 11th, 2012 — 1:42pm PDT

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

  13. DanielWednesday, July 11th, 2012 — 1:45pm PDT

    Go BC LIONS!

  14. leahWednesday, July 11th, 2012 — 4:05pm PDT

    I love this, way to go purolator!

  15. CFWednesday, July 11th, 2012 — 4:54pm PDT

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

  16. JackWednesday, July 11th, 2012 — 7:07pm PDT

    Would be nice to go to a BC Lions game.

  17. AbigailWednesday, July 11th, 2012 — 7:13pm PDT

    What a great idea. Cheers

  18. Mary RoseWednesday, July 11th, 2012 — 11:41pm PDT

    great work!

  19. ChristineThursday, July 12th, 2012 — 11:17am PDT

    Great cause. Go Lions!

  20. PamThursday, July 12th, 2012 — 1:58pm PDT

    Wonderful way to raise awareness!

  21. KristynThursday, July 12th, 2012 — 2:13pm PDT

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

  22. JanThursday, July 12th, 2012 — 2:33pm PDT

    great giveaway

  23. VictoriaThursday, July 12th, 2012 — 3:22pm PDT

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

  24. VictoriaThursday, July 12th, 2012 — 3:22pm PDT

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

  25. jeanieThursday, July 12th, 2012 — 3:43pm PDT

    great idea! go lions!

  26. BasimaThursday, July 12th, 2012 — 6:40pm PDT

    what an amazing prize !

  27. HelanThursday, July 12th, 2012 — 6:40pm PDT

    I hope I win (:

  28. AliaThursday, July 12th, 2012 — 6:41pm PDT

    great prize

  29. saleemThursday, July 12th, 2012 — 6:41pm PDT

    GO LIONS ! 😀

  30. JenniferThursday, July 12th, 2012 — 6:51pm PDT

    Go Lions!

  31. RichardThursday, July 12th, 2012 — 7:28pm PDT

    Sounds great!

  32. StephanieFriday, July 13th, 2012 — 8:55am PDT

    My husband would be thrilled to go. Go Lions

  33. Steve Zussino – Grocery AlertsFriday, July 13th, 2012 — 9:36am PDT

    Great cause!

  34. RoFriday, July 13th, 2012 — 9:56am PDT

    What a great cause!

  35. KatieFriday, July 13th, 2012 — 11:08am PDT

    This would be so exciting 🙂

  36. maryFriday, July 13th, 2012 — 1:21pm PDT


  37. AmyFriday, July 13th, 2012 — 2:45pm PDT

    Go Lions! Go Purolator!

  38. AnnaFriday, July 13th, 2012 — 7:15pm PDT

    Go Lions Go! Go Geroy Go!

  39. GaryFriday, July 13th, 2012 — 7:20pm PDT

    Awesome initiative!

  40. MaeSaturday, July 14th, 2012 — 1:48am PDT

    Would love to catch a game at the revamped stadium.

  41. KellySaturday, July 14th, 2012 — 4:44am PDT

    Would be nice to go to a game!

  42. SueSaturday, July 14th, 2012 — 10:25am PDT

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

  43. Lor.Saturday, July 14th, 2012 — 10:49am PDT

    Support the food bank

  44. MosheSaturday, July 14th, 2012 — 10:49am PDT

    Go Lions

  45. Deya CSaturday, July 14th, 2012 — 11:43am PDT

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

  46. TracySaturday, July 14th, 2012 — 1:40pm PDT

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

  47. MeganSaturday, July 14th, 2012 — 1:47pm PDT

    Go Lions!!

  48. KatherineSaturday, July 14th, 2012 — 3:10pm PDT

    Great cause!

  49. SundoroSaturday, July 14th, 2012 — 3:51pm PDT

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

  50. Emily HSunday, July 15th, 2012 — 8:51am PDT

    I’d love to go!

  51. ValerieSunday, July 15th, 2012 — 10:36pm PDT

    I love football!

  52. TODDMonday, July 16th, 2012 — 11:02am PDT


  53. Melissa EvansMonday, July 16th, 2012 — 1:23pm PDT

    GO Lions GO!! : )

  54. Trina SMonday, July 16th, 2012 — 3:24pm PDT

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

  55. Andy C.Monday, July 16th, 2012 — 8:55pm PDT

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

  56. HarjMonday, July 16th, 2012 — 11:30pm PDT

    Nice work! Keep it up.

  57. StotesTuesday, July 17th, 2012 — 7:00am PDT

    Good work Purolator!

  58. KelseyTuesday, July 17th, 2012 — 9:01am PDT

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

  59. GigiTuesday, July 17th, 2012 — 9:24am PDT

    Glad to see vendors contributing to great causes!

  60. JenTuesday, July 17th, 2012 — 11:47am PDT

    Never seen the Lions, would love to learn & watch a little Canadian football 🙂

  61. DavidTuesday, July 17th, 2012 — 2:47pm PDT


  62. Ann C.Tuesday, July 17th, 2012 — 4:47pm PDT

    Nice to see support for the food bank society!

  63. Rajvir BoparaiWednesday, July 18th, 2012 — 2:29am PDT

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

  64. Christopher CoWednesday, July 18th, 2012 — 11:28am PDT


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