PETERBOROUGH, Ont. — EG Gray Transportation last week volunteered to transport a load of donated food collected through a PepsiCo donation to Food Banks Canada locations in the Greater Toronto Area.
PepsiCo collected and contributed 7,500 lbs of fresh root vegetables for a variety of local food banks, but needed help in getting the donations delivered from the Toronto Congress Centre. EG Gray, through the Trucks for Change Network, donated the use of a new tractor and 53-ft. reefer trailer to get the food where it needed to go.
“This is a great way to make a difference in our communities, while at the same time supporting a charitable project of our good customer PepsiCo,” said EG Gray co-owner Rob Tanguay.
Craig McGurn, manager of national food sharing at Food Banks Canada, added: “We are very appreciative of the trucking industry, specifically EG Gray Transportation for providing transportation for this project. We depend on support like this to provide food to those in need.”
Pete Dalmazzi, who founded Trucks for Change, noted the organization has now moved more than 10 million pounds of donated food and materials to those in need across Canada.
“Our entire industry should be truly proud of its contributions to communities,” he said.
Trucks for Change connects member carriers with available capacity with charities in need of transportation. More info can be found at www.TrucksForChange.org.
EG Gray owner Rob Tanguay (pink shirt) and EG Gray driver Jim Burgess (left) with Food Banks Canada, volunteers prepare to deliver fresh food to communities across southern Ontario.