October 27, 2021

Elks welcome return of Purolator Tackle Hunger

Photo by Jason Franson

EDMONTON – Friends, family, neighbours.

With more than 21,000 Edmontonians – including 10,000 children – using the Food Bank every month, we’re all connected to someone who relies on the food bank to help feed the community.

Friday night’s Elks game against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats (7:45 p.m. MT) is part of the fuel that keeps the Edmonton Food Bank stocked, as it’s the Green and Gold’s annual Purolator Tackle Hunger night.

A staple on the CFL’s calendar across the league, generations of fans have done their part to help feed their community through Purolator and the CFL’s commitment to giving back.

That tradition continues this week, as fans will have the ability to do their small part by donating digitally using a QR code around the stadium, via cash, or by bringing a non-perishable food item.


The Elks did their part to jump start Friday’s tally by donating $5,000 earlier this week, as the club realizes that now, more than ever, Edmontonians are relying on the Food Bank.

“As a club, we understand how important it is to give back to our community. The pandemic has only increased the demands on the Edmonton Food Bank, and highlighted the power there can be for coming together as a community,” said Elks President and CEO Chris Presson. “Purolator’s Tackle Hunger has been a tremendous program for years and we’re happy to highlight the cause again this season.”

Veteran defensive back and proud member of the Green and Gold Aaron Grymes has been helping get the word out this week as a Purolator Tackle Hunger ambassador.

“This organization has been involved with Purolator Tackle Hunger for over 15 years now, and we’re always at the top or among the league leaders in food gathered,” Grymes told 630 CHED’s Reid Wilkins on Inside sports Tuesday. “Let’s keep that streak going and lend a helping hand wherever we can.”