TORONTO, Nov. 7, 2013 /CNW/ - Purolator Inc. today announced that it has
surpassed its 2013 goal of helping to collect the equivalent of 1.1
million pounds of food in the 11th season of its Purolator Tackle
Hunger® (PTH) program, which to date has helped deliver the equivalent
of over 6.5 million pounds of food to Canadian food banks.
"We are thrilled to have exceeded our goal of raising more than 1.1
million pounds of food, with still a month in the year left to go; this
is a proud moment for all of us," said Patrick Nangle, Purolator's
President and Chief Executive Officer. "Congratulations to our
employees, customers and partners - including the Canadian Football
League (CFL) and its fans - for this excellent achievement. Their
unyielding support and contributions in tackling hunger in our
communities have helped us to continue to raise the bar each year, and
I am confident that we will be able to keep this momentum going
throughout the holiday season - and again in 2014."
PTH was established in partnership with the CFL in 2003. Partnerships
such as this have played a key role in enabling Purolator to help
support Canadian families in need.
"This is exciting and great news for Purolator, the CFL and our fans,"
said CFL Commissioner Mark Cohon. "Much like our teams and players, our
fans love giving back to their communities, and the results of this
program are a testament to that. Everyone involved in Purolator Tackle
Hunger should be proud."
According to Food Banks Canada, almost 900,000 Canadians, 38 per cent of
whom are children, rely on food banks every month. The PTH program is
designed to engage Purolator employees, customers and partners, as well
as Canadian football fans in helping people in need.
About Purolator's commitment to alleviating 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 in Canada. Since its inception in 2003, Purolator
Tackle Hunger has helped deliver the equivalent of more than 6.5
million pounds of food to food banks across Canada.
SOURCE: Purolator Inc.
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