Halifax Mooseheads on-hand to help out as Purolator renews its sponsorship of the hockey club
HALIFAX, April 11, 2012 /CNW/ - Today, Purolator delivered on its commitment to 'tackle hunger' in Atlantic communities with the donation of a delivery truck to the FEED NOVA SCOTIA organization, stuffed with food donated by Purolator teammates. Joining in the spirit of the day, representatives of the Halifax Mooseheads Hockey Club assisted local Purolator teammates unload the truck, in appreciation of the company's renewed sponsorship of the organization.
"Purolator is in the business of delivering essential products and services to Canadians, and nothing is more essential than a nutritious meal," said Tom McMenamon, Director of Operations, Atlantic Canada, Purolator Inc. "As a Canadian company, it is our priority to give back to the communities in which we live, work and play. We're absolutely thrilled to support FEED NOVA SCOTIA and the Halifax Mooseheads today. Working together, we are committed to tackling hunger in Nova Scotia."
Purolator and FEED NOVA SCOTIA's mutual goal of feeding the hungry will be greatly assisted by the donated truck. Furthermore, Purolator will host an annual food drive for FEED NOVAL SCOTIA at a Halifax Mooseheads home game.
"Living in poverty with the constant struggle of putting enough food on the table is an all-consuming existence for thousands of Nova Scotians," says Dianne Swinemar, executive director for FEED NOVA SCOTIA, a charitable organization that supports more than 150 member agencies across the province. "For many, the ability to access support from a local food bank, shelter, soup kitchen or meal program means the difference between eating or not. Our job is to help make sure the shelves and refrigerators at these agencies are well stocked each time someone reaches out for assistance. This special and generous donation from Purolator will help us to achieve this mandate."
"The Halifax Mooseheads are extremely pleased to have renewed its agreement with Purolator," says Travis Kennedy, vice president corporate relations, Halifax Mooseheads Hockey Club. "Purolator has been a great partner for many years and we are delighted to be working together for another 3 seasons and assisting in their efforts in fighting hunger across our community."
With firmly established facilities in all Atlantic provinces, Purolator has served communities across the region for over forty years. As a long-time employer and reliable business partner, Purolator supports Atlantic Canada communities through relationships like the one with FEED NOVA SCOTIA, its continued sponsorship of the Halifax Moosehead's Junior Hockey team, Touchdown Atlantic and other grassroots initiatives near and dear to the hearts of its employees. In addition, through a commitment to environmentally sustainable business practices, Purolator operates the largest fleet of hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) of any freight and parcel solutions provider in North America, including all delivery vehicles operating in Halifax and the recent introduction of 5 HEVs to the St. John's fleet.
Purolator is Canada's leading integrated freight and courier solutions provider. Celebrating 50 years of delivering Canada, the company continues to expand its reach to more people, more businesses and more places across the country and around the world. Purolator is proud of its Canadian heritage and is positioning itself for future growth and success. As the recent recipient of the Logistics Quarterly Third-Party Logistics Sustainability Award, Purolator is growing globally in a sustainable manner while contributing to the well-being of the communities where its more than 12,000 teammates live, work and play.
About FEED NOVA SCOTIA
FEED NOVA SCOTIA is a charitable organization that helps feed hungry people by collecting and distributing food to approximately 150 member agency food banks and meal programs, and strives to eliminate chronic hunger and poverty through research, awareness, and support programs. For information on how FEED NOVA SCOTIA is helping hungry families, visit http://feednovascotia.ca
About Halifax Mooseheads
The Halifax Mooseheads Hockey Club is a member of the 17 team Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. Formed in 1994, the Halifax Mooseheads Hockey Club strives to provide fun and affordable family entertainment in the Halifax regional Municipality. For more information please visit www.halifaxmooseheads.ca
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