Purolator encourages consumers to help send an end to hunger this holiday

Holiday shipping to support Food Banks Canada

TORONTO, Nov. 9 /CNW/ - Today Purolator announced that it is welcoming the holiday season by making a 50 cent donation to Food Banks Canada for every non-account shipment made between Nov. 12 and Dec. 31, 2009, up to a maximum donation of $40,000.

"Now, more than ever, helping raise funds for local food banks is critically important as food bank usage in Canada is on the rise," said Brian Meagher, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Sales and Customer Service. "Hunger is an issue that affects Canadians across the country and through our ability to reach almost every destination point in Canada - we know we can make a difference."

Purolator Retail Centres, STAPLES and BUREAU EN GROS locations, as well as over 550 authorized Purolator Shipping Agents, are participating in the annual campaign which is celebrating its third year.

To date, Purolator's holiday shipping donation campaign has raised more than $120,000 for Food Banks Canada. In addition to the annual campaign, Purolator works with employees, customers and Food Banks Canada throughout the year to raise food and funds for food banks across Canada through the award-winning Purolator Tackle Hunger program. Since the program's inception in 2003, Purolator has delivered more than three million pounds of food to food banks across Canada. For more information about Purolator's commitment to helping alleviate hunger, please visit www.purolator.com.

About Purolator

Purolator Courier Ltd. of Mississauga, Ontario is proud of its Canadian heritage. As Canada's largest courier company and one of Canada's 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures(TM) (2009), Purolator is committed to its customers and over 12,500 employees, including more than 3,500 couriers. 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 utilizes Canada's largest dedicated air express fleet and has an extensive service network, with over 140 operations locations, over 140 Shipping Centres, over 550 authorized Shipping Agents and more than 350 drop boxes.

SOURCE Purolator Inc.

For further information: For further information: Cathy Kurzbock, Hill & Knowlton, (416) 413-4755, Cathy.kurzbock@hillandknowlton.ca; Megan Ramsay, Hill & Knowlton, (416) 413-4602, Megan.ramsay@hillandknowlton.ca

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