That's a 35% increase from last season.
Helping to tackle hunger with the assistance of Roughriders quarterback Kevin Glenn, Saskatchewan fans came out in droves to drop off non-perishable food items and cash donations in support of local communities.
Now in its 15th season, the Purolator Tackle Hunger program raises awareness, food and funds for local food banks across Canada. At one game in every Canadian Football League city, Purolator organizes a Game Day Food Drive to help alleviate hunger within local communities.
Last year, Purolator Tackle Hunger raised the equivalent of 1.65 million pounds of food. Since 2003, Regina football fans have helped raise 738,563 pounds of food for families in need.
“More than 59,000 pounds of food was raised at this year’s Purolator Tackle Hunger Game Day Food Drive, thanks to the incredible support from Regina football fans. With continued support from fans, we are able to help those in need in Regina and surrounding areas.” – John Ferguson, President and CEO, Purolator
"It's a tremendous honour to be associated with the Purolator Tackle Hunger program and to help those in need within our communities. Thanks Rider Nation for your amazing support and generosity.” – Kevin Glenn, Quarterback, Saskatchewan Roughriders
“During the summer months, we are faced with a dramatic shortage of donations to help us provide food to those in need. Our sincerest appreciation to everyone involved who made this year`s Purolator Tackle Hunger Game Day Food Drive another great success, ensuring that we can continue to fight hunger and feed hope in our community.” – Steve Compton, CEO, Regina Food Bank