TORONTO, Ont. -- Purolator not only raised the equivalent of 387,000 lbs of food for local food banks across Canada during its Purolator Tackle Hunger campaign this year, it also donated 10 refurbished Curbsider delivery trucks.
The 387,000 lbs of food collected between June 4-8 was a 20% increase over 2011 results, the company said.
“We are so proud of this achievement,” said Ramsey Mansour, Purolator’s vice-president of marketing. “Our Tackle Hunger Week brought together 229 of Purolator’s locations along with a number of our customers with a single goal in mind: to help alleviate hunger in the communities where we all live, work and play.”
Purolator decided to donate 10 refurbished delivery trucks to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the campaign. Food banks set to receive a Curbsider truck include: Eden Community Food Bank, Mississauga, Ont.; Feed Nova Scotia, Halifax, N.S.; Regina and District Food Bank, Regina, Sask.; Calgary Inter-Faith Food Bank, Calgary, Alta.; Fredericton Community Services, Fredericton, N.B.; Winnipeg Harvest, Winnipeg, Man.; Kamloops Food Bank and Outreach Society, Kamloops, B.C.; Lethbridge Food Bank Society, Lethbridge, Alta.; Sudbury Food Bank, Sudbury, Ont; and Moisson Mauricie, Trois-Rivieres, Que.
Since its launch 10 years ago, the Purolator Tackle Hunger campaign has raised 4.9 million pounds of food for local food banks across Canada, the company claims.