More than 33,000 pounds of food collected for Ottawa Food Bank at TD Place over the weekend

Fans brought in 33,900 pounds of food for the Ottawa Food Bank during Sunday's Ottawa Fury FC and Friday night's REDBLACKS games at TD Place.

It was all part of the Purolator Tackle Hunger Weekend in Ottawa.

More than 4,600 pounds of food was collected at the Ottawa Fury match, which was combined with 29,300 pounds of food that fans brought to Friday's football game.

The Tackle Hunger program has been around in Canada for 12 years. At one game in every Canadian Football League city and select professional soccer cities, Purolator organizes a Game Day Food Drive and encourages fans to drop off non-perishable food items or a cash donation in support of food banks in their communities.

All the food collected over the weekend will go to help the nearly 50,000 people who use the Ottawa Food Bank every month.

For more information about the Ottawa Food Bank, or to make a donation, click here.

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