The most anticipated football game of the season is 3 weeks away.
The hometown Hamilton Tiger-Cats, sitting in 2nd place in the CFL Eastern division, take on their arch-rivals from Toronto.
The Labour Day Classic is also the Purolator Tackle Hunger game for the Ticats.
Started by Ticats legend Angelo Mosca, Hamilton Food Share and the Hamilton Tiger Cats Alumni Association, the team has been collecting food on Labour Day for over 20 years.
Last year, the Ticats and their fans raised an amazing 170,820 pounds of food. The team led the league until the final Tackle Hunger game of the season when Winnipeg collected over 200,000 pounds
In 2016, it was a Ticats win for the Tackle Hunger crown, with over 140,000 pounds raised.
This year, as with every year, volunteers from Purolator will be at the gates accepting food and cash donations on game day. Everyone who donates at the game can take a picture with the Grey Cup.
Donating at the Labour Day game isn’t the only way to pitch in. Here are easy ways to help families in need and put the Ticats on top throughout the rest of August:
- Organize a food drive and drop your donations at 339 Barton Street in Stoney Creek.
- Donate online at feedthehammer.com. Every $1 donated equals 2 pounds of food.
- Stay tuned to Hamilton Food Share on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for details on food drives around town. You can also share your pics of what you are donating to Tackle Hunger.
You can also encourage people you know to subscribe to Hamilton Food Share’s enewsletter to get up-to-date details on Tackle Hunger. Every new enewsletter subscriber between now and Labour Day will be entered into a draw for a pair of tickets to a Ticats home game this season. Sign up here.