More than 12,000 supporters aim to raise in excess of 411,000 pounds of food for local communities in one week
TORONTO, May 29, 2014 /CNW/ - From June 2 to 6, more than 12,000 Purolator employees, partners, agents and customers will join Canadians from coast to coast to raise food and funds for food banks across Canada. The effort is in support of Purolator Tackle Hunger® (PTH) Week – Purolator Inc.'s national annual fundraising campaign to help alleviate the issue of hunger in Canada.
"The Purolator Tackle Hunger program is about working together to raise awareness of hunger and lend a helping hand to the more than 800,000 Canadians that rely on food banks every month," said Patrick Nangle, Purolator's President and Chief Executive Officer. "From June 2 to 6, with the help of our employees, customers and all Canadians, we hope to exceed the amount of food we raised during our 2013 PTH Week – which was the equivalent of 411,000 pounds of food."
How Canadians can donate
During PTH Week, Canadians can make a donation via social media or in person. For every "like" on Purolator's Facebook pageor use of #TackleHunger on Twitter, Purolator will donate one pound of food to help food banks in our communities. Canadians can also make a donation by dropping off non-perishable food items at any Warehouse One location or any of the 130 Purolator Shipping Centres across Canada.
Purolator employees are also doing their part to alleviate hunger during PTH Week by hosting internal events across the country to raise food and funds for local food banks in their communities.
About hunger in Canada
Hunger is an important issue that affects Canadians across the country. According to Food Bank Canada's 2013 HungerCount report, more than 800,000 Canadians – 36 per cent of them children – visit food banks every month.
About Purolator Tackle Hunger®
As part of its commitment to helping alleviate hunger in the communities where it operates, Purolator 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 6.5 million pounds of food to food banks across Canada. For more information, visit purolatortacklehunger.com.
Image with caption: "Purolator's President and Chief Executive Officer Patrick Nangle with Purolator volunteers gearing up for Purolator Tackle Hunger Week. (CNW Group/Purolator Inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140529_C2941_PHOTO_EN_2365.jpg
SOURCE: Purolator Inc.
For further information: Courtney Reistetter, Manager, Corporate Communications, Purolator Inc., Tel: 905 712-1084 ext. 23851, Email: [email protected]