Purolator, Toronto Argonauts and Daily Bread Food Bank Team Up To Tackle Hunger In Toronto

Purolator, Toronto Argonauts and Daily Bread Food Bank Team Up To Tackle Hunger In Toronto

Thursday, September 6, 2018 — Purolator, Toronto Argonauts and Daily Bread Food Bank team up to tackle hunger in Toronto

As part of the 16th season of the Purolator Tackle Hunger® program, Purolator and the Toronto Argonauts are teaming up to host a food drive during today’s Toronto Argonauts vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats game at BMO Field. All proceeds from the food drive will support Daily Bread Food Bank.

Food drive

Purolator is asking Argos fans to help tackle hunger in Toronto and surrounding areas by bringing non-perishable food items or cash donations to the volunteers stationed at all stadium gates. Daily Bread Food Bank’s most needed items include staples such as rice, oatmeal, canned fruit and vegetables, peanut butter, pasta and pasta sauce, baby food and formula, canned soup, canned fish and 100% fruit juices. In return, fans will have the opportunity to take their photo with the Grey Cup.

In addition to having the opportunity to take a photo with the Grey Cup, fans attending the game will have the chance to win a Toronto Argonauts jersey autographed by SJ Green

Photo and media opportunity

What: Purolator Tackle Hunger Game Day Food Drive at the Argonauts game in support of Daily Bread Food Bank.

When: Saturday, September 8, 2018 from noon to the end of the first quarter (game starts at 1 p.m.)

Where: BMO Field

170 Princes' Blvd, Toronto, ON

Food and cash collection to take place at all gates

The Grey Cup will be Shipyard Pregame party located at the Stanley Barracks

Who: Argonauts fans, Purolator employees and Daily Bread Food Bank volunteers.

  

About Purolator Tackle Hunger®
Hunger is an important issue that affects Canadians across the country. According to Food Bank Canada’s most recent HungerCount report, more than 850,000 Canadians – more than one-third of them children – visit food banks every month. As part of its commitment to helping alleviate hunger in the communities where it operates, Purolator Inc. works closely with its employees, partners, agents, 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 12 million pounds of food to food banks across Canada.

About Daily Bread Food Bank

Daily Bread Food Bank is a registered charity that is fighting hunger in our communities. A distribution hub, Daily Bread provides food and support to almost 200 food programs across Toronto. Daily Bread also works towards long-term solutions to hunger, releases the annual Who’s Hungry research report, and runs innovative programs to support people on low incomes. Learn more at dailybread.ca and follow Daily Bread on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Chris Balenovich

Manager, Communications

MLSE - Toronto Argonauts