Purolator encourages Canadians to help send an end to hunger this holiday season



    Purolator supports Food Banks Canada with holiday shipping

    TORONTO, Oct. 31 /CNW/ - Purolator today announced that it will donate up
to $50,000 to Food Banks Canada by making a 50 cent donation for every
non-account shipment made between Nov. 1 and Dec. 31, 2008 at Purolator Retail
Centres and STAPLES Business Depot and BUREAU EN GROS locations, as well as
over 570 authorized Purolator Shipping Agents.
    For the second consecutive year, Purolator is kicking off the 2008
holiday season by encouraging businesses and consumers to get a head start on
their holiday shipping, and at the same time, help send an end to hunger.
    "At Purolator, we're committed to hunger because it's an issue that
affects Canadians across the country, regardless of the season," said Brian
Meagher, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Sales and Customer Service. "It's
also an issue where we feel we can make a meaningful impact through our
ability to reach almost every destination point in Canada."
    As part of its long-time commitment to help alleviate hunger in the
communities in which it operates, Purolator works closely with its employees,
customers and Food Banks Canada to move food to more people who need it.
    In addition to the holiday shipping donation campaign, Purolator also
delivers on its commitment to hunger throughout the year with the
award-winning Purolator Tackle Hunger program and the annual Purolator Tackle
Hunger Week with its employees. Since 2003, Purolator has delivered more than
2,000,000 pounds of food to food banks across Canada.
    For more information please visit www.purolator.com.

    About Purolator

    As Canada's largest courier company and one of Canada's 10 Most Admired
Corporate Cultures(TM) (2007), Purolator Courier Ltd. of Mississauga, Ontario
is committed to its customers. From automated solutions to 24 hour pick up and
delivery, Purolator provides customers with the services and customized
solutions required to get their shipments across town or around the world.
Purolator operates Canada's largest dedicated air express fleet. Purolator has
an extensive service network, with over 12,500 employees, including more than
3,500 couriers, over 140 operations locations, over 145 Shipping Centres, over
570 Authorized Shipping Agents and more than 300 drop boxes.
    Purolator has also implemented a company-wide Quality Leadership Process
that provides the necessary framework for continuous improvement and
operational excellence. As part of its commitment to helping alleviate hunger,
Purolator also works closely with Food Banks Canada. Since 2003, Purolator has
helped collect more than two million pounds of food for local food banks
across Canada. For more company information please visit www.purolator.com.





For further information:

For further information: Melita Vega, Hill & Knowlton, (416) 413-4743,
Melita.vega@hillandknowlton.ca; Cathy Kurzbock, Hill & Knowlton, (416)
413-4755, Cathy.kurzbock@hillandknowlton.ca


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