In an effort to tackle hunger, the Calgary Stampeders and Purolator courier have teamed up to sack some food for the Calgary Inter-Faith Food Bank.
Stampeders’ quarterback Henry Burris helped round up some food yesterday in a pre-game day event showing support for tonight’s Purolator Tackle Hunger Food Drive.
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“I look forward to this every year and it’s really exciting. I like to help out in anyway I can,” Burris told Metro.
This is the sixth annual event initiated by Purolator. Manager Todd Denholm said they hope to double their total from last year and collect 25,000 pounds of food.
“We’re just hoping fans can bring some non-perishable food items or donations down and get a picture with the Grey Cup,” he said of tonight’s event.
April Cruz of the Calgary Inter-Faith Food Bank said donations are much needed in summer.
“We understand people get busy during the summer, but hunger never goes away and this really helps us get through these months that are usually a bit tougher,” she said.