Whitecaps FC have teamed up with Purolator Tackle Hunger to support the Greater Vancouver Food Bank. On Saturday, May 24th, food bank volunteers will be set up in front of BC Place Stadium on Terry Fox Plaza at 2:30pm, ahead of the 4:00pm kick-off, to collect your donations of non-perishable food items. The first 400 fans to make a donation will receive an autographed Whitecaps FC banner.
Your donations will help people in our community who use the food bank, over a quarter of whom are children.
Last year ‘Caps fans raised 6,200 pounds of food, and the hope is to beat that amount this year. Purolator will also be donating 250 pounds of food for every corner kick taken during the match.
As part of its commitment to helping alleviate hunger in the communities where it operates, Purolator works closely with its teammates, customers and food banks across Canada to collect donations and help raise awareness about the issue of hunger in Canada. Since its inception in 2003, the Purolator Tackle Hunger program has helped deliver the equivalent of more than 6.5 million pounds of food to food banks across Canada.
The Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society (“GVFBS”) is dedicated to empowering over 28,000 people weekly in the Lower Mainland by providing access to healthy food, education, and training, but requires the support of the community to accomplish their goal.
The match against the Seattle Sounders will be a big one so let’s make a difference on Saturday and show the community how much ‘Caps fans care! Follow the Greater Vancouver Food Bank on Twitter and Facebook for more information.