For the eighth year in a row, Purolator is looking to help Winnipeg Harvest re-stock its shelves with a major food drive at this Friday’s Blue Bomber game against the Toronto Argonauts.
As an added enticement to help fans remember to bring a non-perishable food item or make a cash donation to the Purolator volunteers at the stadium gates, fans will a chance to have their picture taken with the Grey Cup and enter to win a trip for two to the 2010 Grey Cup in Edmonton.
Last year at a Bomber game Purolator helped collect about 40,450 pounds of food for Winnipeg Harvest.
All proceeds from the food drive will help support Winnipeg Harvest, which distributes food to more than 48,000 people every month.
Blue Bomber Quarterback Buck Pierce will visit Winnipeg Harvest with Purolator and the Grey Cup at a media event Thursday afternoon to show support for the eighth annual Purolator Tackle Hunger.
"Hunger doesn’t take a break in the summer. It is a season when food donations are needed the most, so we’re asking Blue Bombers fans to help the Winnipeg community stock food bank shelves by donating cash or food on their way to the game," said Pierce.
And even if you do forget to bring a tin for the bin or even some extra cash Purolator has set up a way to allow fans text a donation.
Fans can text TACKLE to 30333 to make a one-time donation of $5, which will be added to people’s mobile phone bill. One hundred per cent of the proceeds support Food Banks Canada.
More information on Purolator Tackle Hunger program can be found on-line cfl.ca/purolator.