BURLINGTON, Ont. — Kenworth Truck Company delivered a new Kenworth T270 diesel-electric hybrid truck to Food for Life Canada, during a special ceremony yesterday in Burlington, Ont.
The new hybrid, which is one of Kenworth’s first Class 6 hybrid trucks to go into operation in Canada, was produced at the Paccar plant in Ste. Therese, Que. Food for Life Canada purchased the truck from Kenworth Truck Centres of Ontario, with funds donated by The Sprott Foundation, which was founded in 1988 and provides humanitarian aid for urgent human need, homelessness, and hunger.
The Kenworth hybrid will support Food for Life’s new ReFresh Foods project, which is a regional food acquisition and redistribution hub that will provide larger quantities of fresher, healthier food to food banks and front line social service agencies in Ontario’s Halton region, located near Toronto. ReFresh Foods will focus on collecting food directly from food distributors and packagers, the organization says.
“Our mission is to collect good, safe and nutritious food and give it to those in need in our community,” said Blair Richardson, chairman of Food for Life Canada, which has picked up and delivered day-old and surplus foods to other charities and outreach programs since 1995. “Deliveries are made mainly in the Halton region with over 3,000 people benefiting from our service per month.”
The new Kenworth hybrid truck will help to expand this operation, in time to serve the community in need during the holidays, added Richardson.
“Kenworth Truck Centres of Ontario is honoured that Food for Life and its new ReFresh Foods project chose the new Kenworth T270 hybrid truck to help serve those in need, and we hope that it has many long years of service to the community,” said Vince Tarola, dealer principal of Kenworth Truck Centres in Concord, Ont.
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