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Trucking industry food drive 18 Wheels of Christmas kicks off Nov. 28


DIEPPE, N.B. – If you’re looking to make a difference for someone this Holiday season, the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association (APTA) and Trucks for Change Network (T4C) will hold an industry-wide food collection drive to help the less fortunate.

Titled “18 Wheels of Christmas in Atlantic Canada”, the idea was originally developed by Rosenau Transport, and has been held for several years to support food banks in Alberta. APTA and T4C encourage highway carriers and allied trades across Atlantic Canada to host food collection drives at their places of business between Nov. 28 and Dec. 12, collecting non-perishable food items, which will then be collected by volunteer trucking companies Dec. 13 and delivered to regional charity food hubs in each eastern province.

“18 Wheels of Christmas is about the trucking industry working together to help those less fortunate this Christmas,” said Trucks for Change Network president Pete Dalmazzi. “Partnering with these trusted charity food hubs allows us to help the greatest number of people and families in need throughout Atlantic Canada.”

“Being able to lend a hand to the food banks by doing what we do best is a great opportunity to give something back to the community”, said Jean-Marc Picard, executive director of the APTA.

Added Ken Rosenau, director of operations for Rosenau Transport: “We’re happy to see our 18 Wheels idea catching on in other parts of the country, it brings so much to communities”.

To participate in the food drive, contact Danielle Hebert from the APTA at dhebert@apta.ca.


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