Edmonton Meals Financial institution desires to battle starvation with Eskimos
The Edmonton Food Bank and Eskimos are lining up to fight hunger this week.
Defensive lineman Kwaku Boateng started Purolator Tackle Hunger Week on Tuesday.
On Friday, the Eskimos will host the Ottawa RedBlacks and fans will be encouraged to bring long-life food or cash donations for the blackboard to the Commonwealth Stadium.
In 2018, Tackle Hunger Week collected nearly 490,000 kilograms of food.
A food bank spokesman said 2019 was a slow year.
“We thought that was a really good sign because we obviously want the number of people who need our services to be reduced, but unfortunately our numbers rose again in July so the economy is not as strong as it is people want, ”said Marjorie Bencz.
Bencz also said the blackboard still counts, the Edmonton Heritage Festival brought in at least 21,000 kilograms of food.