TORONTO, Nov. 13, 2012 /CNW/ - Purolator is proud to announce that it has exceeded its goal of helping
to collect the equivalent of 1 million pounds of food in its 10th season of Purolator Tackle Hunger® (PTH) program.
In 2012, Purolator teammates, partners and Canadian Football League
(CFL) fans came together to collect over 1 million pounds of food for
local food banks across Canada. This represents an increase of over 23
per cent compared to the amount collected last season. The goal of
helping to raise the equivalent of 1 million pounds of food was set
this year to commemorate the 10th season of Purolator's successful PTH
program. Purolator's partnership with the CFL was established in 2003
and has played a key role in enabling Purolator to help support
Canadian families in need.
"Our relationship with the CFL and our partners in tackling hunger has
far exceeded our expectations. We are heartened by the relentless
efforts put forth by our teammates, partners and countless CFL fans who
have given generously towards this cause. Surpassing our goal in
raising 1 million pounds of food is a great achievement we can all be
proud of" said Ramsey Mansour, Purolator's Vice President of Marketing.
Since its inception, the PTH program has raised the equivalent of 5.5
million pounds of food for local food banks across Canada. According to
Food Banks Canada, almost 900,000 Canadians, 38 per cent of whom are
children, rely on food banks every month.
As part of the 10th season of the PTH program, Purolator also delivered
on its promise from earlier this year to donate 10 refurbished
curbsider delivery vehicles to select food banks across Canada. So far,
nine trucks have been donated, with the 10th and final one to be
donated by the end of the year.
Purolator is Canada's leading integrated freight and parcel solutions
provider. The company continues to expand its reach to more people,
more businesses and more places across the country and around the
world. Now in its 10th season, the Purolator Tackle Hunger program has
helped deliver the equivalent of over 5.5 million pounds of food since
its inception. Purolator is proud of its Canadian heritage and is
growing globally in a sustainable manner while contributing to the
well-being of the communities where its over 12,000 teammates live,
work and play.
SOURCE: Purolator Inc.
For further information:
Manager, Corporate Communications
905 712-1084 ext. x 23851