Ticats, Forge FC launch ‘Hamilton Proud’ mask campaign to benefit Food4Kids

Photo courtesy: Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Forge FC

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Forge FC have launched a ‘Hamilton Proud’ mask campaign to benefit Food4Kids Hamilton.

The two-pronged program will see all Ticats’ season seat holders and Forge FC co-founders receive a complimentary two-pack of the limited edition ‘Hamilton Proud’ masks. A limited quantity of the two-pack of masks are also available with all net proceeds going to Food4Kids Hamilton.

“This initiative provides us an opportunity to make a contribution and shine a light on an important local Hamilton charity in Food4Kids who now more than ever need the help of our community,” Matt Afinec, president and chief operating officer of the Tiger-Cats and Forge FC, said. 

With public health directives indicating that masks help keep our community safe, including regulations at numerous local grocery chains and stores that now mandate customers to wear masks while shopping, the ‘Hamilton Proud’ non-medical grade protection masks will ensure Ticats and Forge supporters are covered.

“This initiative will bring significant awareness and support to the ongoing demand for daily food and nutrition for the most impoverished kids in Hamilton,” Cathy Haan, executive director, Food4Kids Hamilton, said. 

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.