MONCTON, N.B. — Midland Transport recently donated a 2011 5-tonne straight truck to Food Depot Alimentaire – an organization that collects, warehouses and supplies food to more than 20 food banks.
Wayne McDonald, vice-president Corporate Relations, J.D. Irving, Limited; Chantal Senecal, executive director, Food Depot Alimentaire; and Shane Esson, senior vice-president and general manager, Midland Transport
Midland said that the truck will allow Food Depot Alimentaire to continue to provide support to people in need in southeastern New Brunswick, since the nonprofit’s old truck had recently broken down.
“Our old truck recently broke down and we weren’t sure how we were going to continue to collect food from suppliers, or deliver food to food banks and agencies in Greater Moncton and southeastern New Brunswick,” said Chantal Senecal, executive director of Food Depot Alimentaire said. “We couldn’t afford to purchase a new truck. This wonderful donation allows us to continue to serve all the people in our community who need it.”
Food Depot Alimentaire’s services includes food collection and distribution, fundraising and advocacy. Nearly 2.5 million pounds of donated food pass through the Food Depot Alimentaire warehouse every year – enough food to fill 85 tractor-trailers.