Ticats & Forge FC fans step up to support fight against child hunger in Hamilton
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats Football Club and Forge FC Hamilton are proud to announce that the ‘Hamilton Proud’ mask campaign has raised $30,000 for Food4Kids Hamilton.
“The Tiger-Cats and Forge FC are committed to supporting healthy, active and empowered youth in all of our community endeavors,” said Matt Afinec, President and Chief Operating Officer of the Tiger-Cats and Forge FC. “It’s a source of great pride to support an organization like Food4Kids Hamilton and the impactful work they do. We also wanted to applaud the phenomenal support of our fans that made this donation possible through their community mindedness and generosity.”
“The Hamilton Tiger Cats and Forge FC are extraordinary leaders in our community,” said Cathy Haan, Executive Director, Food4Kids Hamilton. “We could not be more thrilled or grateful to work with both organizations. We cherish this initiative with both clubs.”
During COVID-19 with schools closed, Food4Kids is sending each child in its program a $25 grocery card every two weeks. The program costs exceed $62,000 per month and the organization relies on the generosity of community donations and online fundraising to sustain supporting these kids. To donate directly to Food4Kids, please visit https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/m/18537/donation.
All season seat holders that have yet to receive their 2-pack of masks and anyone that purchased masks that have yet to receive their order can expect them to arrive in the mail very soon.
About Food4Kids Hamilton
Food4Kids provides healthy food to 1,250 kids from 68 schools across Hamilton ranging from 4-to-17 years old every week. Each child registered in the program is in jeopardy of going days without food and has been identified by their school as living with hunger as a way of life. During the school year, Food4Kids packages and delivers food bags to each child. Every Friday the food bag is discreetly tucked into their backpack at school, sending them home with enough food for the weekend. Each food package contains kid friendly, non-perishable and easy to prepare meals with maximum nutrient value; ensuring children lacking food are provided with nourishment vital to their physical, emotional, cognitive, social and academic success.