The Golden Ticket for Food Security in New Brunswick
Food Depot Alimentaire partners with Rafflebox on first ever approved online ‘Goldrush’
If you walk into a corner store on a Wednesday almost anywhere in Southeastern New Brunswick (NB), you’re likely to see a lineup of eager locals waiting to buy their weekly 50/50 Goldrush ticket in support of the Food Depot Alimentaire. To participate, players must visit an in-person location with a Goldrush terminal and manually register or purchase their number…
After almost nine years of running the 50/50-style fundraiser, the Food Depot has partnered with Rafflebox to make their Goldrush available online — the first of its kind to be approved in Canada.
Goldrush is a progressive style of 50/50 raffle, where players can opt in for a chance to win cash each week by buying their ‘player number’. If your number is drawn, you win half the jackpot with the other half going to the Food Depot Alimentaire. However, if you decide not to purchase your number that week and it gets drawn, the pot rolls over to the next week, creating a ‘mega’ jackpot.
Donna Eagles, the 50/50 Coordinator at the Food Depot Alimentaire, says New Brunswickers have been asking for Goldrush to be available online for several years now.
“It’s been a long road but we’re excited to partner with Rafflebox to finally be able to offer this digital solution,” says Donna. “The draw has enabled our centre to expand services to all food banks within NB, and to provide regional support to soup kitchens, crisis centers, shelters, school breakfast, lunch and after-school programs. The new online option will help us grow exponentially and continue to fund this important work.”
Rafflebox is thrilled to continue to support the Food Depot Alimentaire and to provide the technology enabling the fundraiser to go digital. By making 50/50 Goldrush accessible to more people across the province, weekly jackpots are expected to increase dramatically, raising even more funds to put food in the bellies of those who find themselves or their families in a vulnerable situation. Get in on the action and help the Food Depot Alimentaire help families in our communities by purchasing a 50/50 Goldrush ticket today!