Media invited to join Purolator Tackle Hunger Champions and Edmonton Elks ​
at Edmonton’s Food Bank

Edmonton Elks to host Purolator Tackle Hunger Game Day Food Drive at home opener, June 8

EDMONTON — Media are invited join Purolator Tackle Hunger Champions and members of the Edmonton Elks at Edmonton’s Food Bank this Thursday, May 30, for a tour of the facility.

The event is taking place ahead of the Elks’ home opener against the Saskatchewan Roughriders at Commonwealth Stadium on Saturday, June 8, where the Elks will host the annual Purolator Tackle Hunger Game Day Food Drive. Last year’s Purolator Tackle Hunger Game Day Food Drive raised more than 50,000lbs of food for the local food bank.

Media will have the opportunity to capture vision and photos of the facility tour, as well as interviews with Purolator Tackle Hunger Champions, Elks players and food bank representatives.

Elks players in attendance will include Purolator Tackle Hunger Ambassador J-Min Pelley, Javon Leake and Kurleigh Gittens Jr., along with alumni Matt O’Donnell, Andrew Jones and Justin Sorensen.

Media event:

  • What: Purolator Tackle Hunger / Edmonton Elks tour of Edmonton’s Food Bank
  • Who: Interview opportunities with
    • Scott Jacobs, PTH Champion, Manager, Learning & Development
    • J-Min Pelley, Edmonton Elks and Purolator Tackle Hunger Ambassador
    • Tamisan Bencz-Knight, Edmonton’s Food Bank
  • When: May 30, 2024 from 1:30pm to 4:00pm
  • Where: 11508 120 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5G 2Y2
  • Contact: Debbie Theuss, Edmonton’s Food Bank, 780-425-2133 x237
  • NB: All attendees must wear closed-toed shoes to gain entry to the facility

About Purolator Tackle Hunger® Game Day Food Drives
As part of Purolator’s commitment to helping alleviate hunger in the communities where it operates, the organization works closely with its employees, partners, agents, customers, CFL teams and Canadian food banks to collect food and monetary donations and help raise awareness about the issue of food insecurity through its annual Purolator Tackle Hunger activities, including Game Day Food Drives at CFL home games. Since the inception of Purolator’s employee-led grassroots program over 20 years ago, Purolator Tackle Hunger® has helped deliver more than 22 million pounds of food to food banks across Canada. For more information, visit

Hernan Salas

Hernan Salas

Coordinator, Communications (Media Relations), Edmonton Elks Football Club

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About The Edmonton Elks Football Club

The Edmonton Elks are proud members of the Canadian Football League, playing their home games at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta. 

The club has a tradition of excellence with 14 Grey Cup championships (1954-56, 1975, 1978-82, 1987, 1993, 2003, 2005, 2015) and 52 members of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame. Since its founding, the club has been community-owned and remains focused on providing outstanding football memories for Edmonton and all of Northern Alberta.


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