Wednesday, October 16, 2019
ADVT 
National

Vancouver Whitecaps FC now gear up to tackle hunger

Darpan News Desk Darpan, 21 May, 2014
  • Vancouver Whitecaps FC now gear up to tackle hunger
Vancouver Whitecaps FC are now proud partner of Purolator and the Purolator Tackle Hunger program to support the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society (GVFBS) who provide accessible, healthy, and sustainable food for individuals in our communities. 
 
The GVFBS is dedicated to empowering over 28,000 people weekly in the Lower Mainland by providing access to healthy food, education, and training, but requires the support of the community to accomplish their goal.
 
By bringing a non-perishable food item or by making a cash donation at the match on Saturday, May 24, ‘Caps fans will be able to help people in need within our community – over a quarter of whom are children.  
 
“We’re excited to partner with Purolator and the Purolator Tackle Hunger program for the third straight season,” said Bob Lenarduzzi, Whitecaps FC president. “Last year we raised 6,200 pounds of food, and hope to beat that amount this year.”
 
 
In addition, on May 24, Purolator will be donating 250 pounds of food for every corner kick taken during the match, and the first 400 fans to make a donation will receive an autographed ‘Caps banner!
 
“Our partnership with Vancouver Whitecaps FC has proven to be a driving force behind the success of the Purolator Tackle Hunger program in Vancouver,” said Paul Merrick, Director of Operations, B.C. and Southern Alberta, Purolator. “The passion and support of ‘Caps fans make them key players in our goal of helping alleviate hunger through the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society.”

MORE National ARTICLES

Narendra Modi takes Canadian Media by storm

Narendra Modi takes Canadian Media by storm

Narendra Modi, set to become the next prime minister, will have to move quickly on India's huge expectations with the world watching, a leading Canadian daily said.

Narendra Modi takes Canadian Media by storm

Stephen Harper congratulates Narendra Modi, praises Indian democracy

Stephen Harper congratulates Narendra Modi, praises Indian democracy

Congratulating India's prime minister-elect over his victory, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper says he is looking forward "to working with Mr. Modi and the new government of India to further strengthen our social and economic partnership to the benefit of our citizens."

Stephen Harper congratulates Narendra Modi, praises Indian democracy

Aboriginal Women suffer disproportionately from violence, says RCMP

Aboriginal Women suffer disproportionately from violence, says RCMP

An RCMP report has put forth a shocking disproportionate number of female aboriginals being victims of violent deaths as compared to non-natives. The report also mentions that police have solved cases involving both groups at almost a similar rate.

Aboriginal Women suffer disproportionately from violence, says RCMP

Jason Kenney to introduce new Temporary Foreign Worker rules: report

Jason Kenney to introduce new Temporary Foreign Worker rules: report
Federal Employment minister Jason Kenney will be brining in at least two new rules pertaining to businesses that want to hire temporary foreign workers, according to a CBC report. 

Jason Kenney to introduce new Temporary Foreign Worker rules: report

RCMP cancels Amber Alert after locating Alberta girls

RCMP cancels Amber Alert after locating Alberta girls

The mother of two Alberta sisters who abducted them is in custody and the girls are now safe.

RCMP cancels Amber Alert after locating Alberta girls

Free, online textbooks developed for skills training

Free, online textbooks developed for skills training
British Columbia is now developing 20 open, online textbooks specifically for post-secondary skills training and technical programs.

Free, online textbooks developed for skills training