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NCAFA Tackles Hunger

By NCAFA, 10/05/22, 10:45AM EDT


The National Capital Amateur Football Association is partnering with Purolator

NCAFA Tackles Hunger


The National Capital Amateur Football Association is partnering with Purolator for their Championship week celebrations to help tackle hunger in Ottawa


NCAFA is one of the largest amateur football leagues in all of Canada. It offers contact and non-contact football programming for youth (boys & girls) aged 8-18 years. This season NCAFA decided to use its reach to not only support youth getting back onto the field with sport, but to also tackle food insecurity in Ottawa. 


Did you know that in 2021, food banks saw an average of 1.3 million visits per month? That means that 20% more Canadians have been struggling with food security compared to before the pandemic. Even worse, one third of these people are children. Right here in Canada. 


That’s why NCAFA will be partnering with Purolator to collect non perishable food items from each of its 13 member clubs leading up to Championship week, November 2nd-6th 2022.


“For the last 67 years NCAFA has been encouraging boys and girls to play the ultimate team game (Football), and through the sport teaching kids the importance of teamwork, commitment and hard work. More than producing great Football players, our main goal as a league is to produce great people that will go on to support the community”. - Gawain Harding


How to participate: 

  1. Contact if you would like to participate

  2. Ask your players, their families and members of your community to donate non-perishable food items from now until championship week. 

  3. NCAFA will count the number of donated items for your club on Saturday and Sunday November, 5th & 6th.

  4. The club that collects and donates the most items will win the ability to host their year end banquet at TD place’s Otto’s Club with members of the Ottawa REDBLACKS. (retail value of $3,000)