Purolator delivers for food banks across Canada

Purolator employees and customers give back in a big way

TORONTO, June 28, 2012 /CNW/ - With the 10th season of Purolator Tackle Hunger (PTH) well under way, teammates, partners and customers came together between June 4 and 8 in a joint effort to raise the equivalent of more than 387,000 pounds of food for local food banks across Canada- an increase of  20 per cent over its 2011 results.

"We are so proud of this achievement" said Ramsey Mansour, Purolator's Vice President of Marketing. "Our Tackle Hunger Week brought together 229 of Purolator's locations along with a number of our customers with a single goal in mind: to help alleviate hunger in the communities where we all live, work and play".

To help commemorate the 10th season of PTH, Purolator will also be donating 10 refurbished curbsider delivery vehicles to select food banks across Canada. After evaluating all the submissions in conjunction with Food Banks Canada, Purolator is proud to announce the following food banks as recipients of a refurbished Purolator delivery vehicle:

  • Eden Community Food Bank - Mississauga, Ont.
  • Feed Nova Scotia - Halifax, N.S.
  • Regina & District Food Bank - Regina, Sask.
  • Calgary Inter-Faith Food Bank Society - Calgary, Alta.
  • Fredericton Community Services - Fredericton, N.B.
  • Winnipeg Harvest - Winnipeg Man.
  • Kamloops Food Bank & Outreach Society - Kamloops, B.C.
  • Lethbridge Food Bank Society - Lethbridge, Alta.
  • Sudbury Food Bank - Sudbury, Ont.
  • Moisson Mauricie - Trois-Rivières, Que.

With almost 900,000 Canadians - 38 per cent of whom are children - relying on food banks every month, hunger is clearly an issue that affects Canadians across the country. Purolator is committed to tackling hunger in Canada and making a positive difference in the communities it services. The overall goal for this milestone season is focused on the drive to 1 million pounds of food. Since its inception, the PTH program has helped deliver the equivalent of more than 4.9 million pounds of food to local food banks and now, we will be helping 10 food banks reach more families in need.

About Purolator's commitment to hunger
As Canada's leading integrated freight and parcel solutions provider with national resources of more than 12,000 teammates, more than 3,000 courier vehicles and the ability to reach almost every destination point in Canada, Purolator is committed to helping alleviate hunger in the communities where it operates. As part of this commitment, Purolator works closely with its teammates, customers and food banks across Canada to collect donations and help raise awareness about the issue of hunger. Since its inception in 2003, Purolator Tackle Hunger has helped deliver the equivalent of more than 4.9 million pounds of food to food banks across Canada.


For further information:

Karen White
Director, Corporate Communications
Purolator Inc.
Tel: 905 712-1084 ext. 23241
Email: karen.white@purolator.com