Purolator launches national Purolator Tackle Hunger® Week campaign

From June 6 to 10, Canadians are encouraged to donate to local food banks online, in person and on social media

TORONTO, June 2, 2016 /CNW/ - Purolator's annual national Purolator Tackle Hunger® Week campaign will run from June 6 to 10, 2016, to help raise awareness about hunger and collect food and cash donations for local food banks across Canada.

"Purolator Tackle Hunger Week is a unique time when Canadians come together to make a difference in their communities, not just in person but also online and through social media," said Ramsey Mansour, Purolator's Vice President of Marketing and Strategy. "Since its inception, Purolator's customers, partners and employees have consistently raised the bar by increasing their donations each and every year. We are excited about this year's program and believe we are in a position to help the millions of Canadians across our country who are struggling to make ends meet and put food on the table."

Purolator has made it easier for Canadians to help tackle hunger in Canada:

  1. Make an online donation to your local food bank at purolatortacklehungerdonation.com.
  2. Make a food or monetary donation at any Purolator Shipping Centre.
  3. Spread the word on Facebook and Twitter – Purolator will donate 1 lb. of food to food banks across Canada for every:
    • New Like of its Facebook page
    • Like or Share of its Tackle Hunger–related posts from June 6 to 10
    • Tweet using the hashtag #TackleHunger

Purolator employees are also doing their part to alleviate hunger during Purolator Tackle Hunger Week by hosting events across the country to raise food and funds for local food banks in their communities.

About Purolator Tackle Hunger®
Hunger is an important issue that affects Canadians across the country. According to Food Bank Canada's 2015 HungerCount report, more than 850,000 Canadians – more than one-third of them children – visit food banks every month. As part of its commitment to helping alleviate hunger in the communities where it operates, Purolator Inc. works closely with its employees, partners, agents, 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, the Purolator Tackle Hunger program has helped deliver the equivalent of more than 9 million pounds of food to food banks across Canada. For more information, visit purolatortacklehunger.com.

Join the conversation:
Website: purolatortacklehunger.com
Facebook: facebook.com/PurolatorInc
Twitter: @PurolatorInc 
Instagram: @PurolatorInc

SOURCE Purolator Inc.

For further information: please contact: Courtney Reistetter, Manager, Corporate Communications, Purolator Inc., Tel: 905 712-1084 ext. 23851, Email: courtney.reistetter@purolator.com


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