Purolator Inc.

Purolator delivers for Eden Community Food Bank

Purolator donates a delivery curbside vehicle

 

Toronto, Jan. 16, 2012 – As part of Purolator’s ongoing commitment to tackle hunger in the communities where its 11,500 teammates live, work and play, a donation of a delivery curbside truck was made today to the Eden Community Food Bank (ECFB).

Purolator takes an active role in working with community partners to support the people and places it serves. “As leaders in connecting Canadian businesses and people, we are committed to strengthening our communities” said Tom Schmitt, Purolator’s President and CEO.

Having delivered almost 350,000 pounds of food in 2011, the logistics of getting food to families in need is a constant challenge for the ECFB. During a recent visit to the Mississauga-based food bank, Purolator representatives witnessed first hand the day-to-day hurdles the ECFB team faces. Following the inspirational visit, Purolator made a commitment to donate a retired curbside truck and engaged their longstanding fleet partners to donate their services to ensure the truck was road-ready. The Four Way Auto Body and Turbo Images teams played a critical role in this much needed effort.

“Through the improved capacity and increased efficiency of our newly donated truck from Purolator, the food bank will be able to reach more hungry families and ensure that they receive the quality and quantity of food that is needed to provide nutritious meals” said Bill Crawford, Eden Community Food Bank Executive Director.

Since 2003, Purolator has been dedicated to helping alleviate hunger in the communities in which it operates. Through Purolator’s Tackle Hunger program, the equivalent of over 4.5 million pounds of food has been raised since the program’s inception.

About Purolator

Purolator is Canada’s leading integrated freight and parcel solutions provider. Celebrating 50 years of delivering Canada, the company continues to expand its reach to more people, more businesses and more places across the country and around the world. Purolator is proud of its Canadian heritage and is positioning itself for future growth and success. As the recent recipient of the Logistics Quarterly Third-Party Logistics Sustainability Award, Purolator is growing globally in a sustainable manner while contributing to the well-being of the communities where its over 11,500 teammates live, work and play.

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About Eden Community Food Bank

Eden Community Food Bank is a charitable organization, working to eliminate hunger through food distribution to qualified individuals and families living in western Mississauga, as well as providing education and advocacy services to our clients and the general public. Each month, ECFB distributes 30,000 pounds of food to up to 500 families in western Mississauga. Almost half of those receiving food support from the food bank are children. Our Battleford location serves the L5N and L5M postal code areas and our Unity location serves those in L5L and L5K.

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For more information or interviews please contact:

Pascal Dessureault
Manager, Corporate Communications
905 712-1084 ext. 23851
pascal.dessureault@purolator.com

Published: January 17, 2012
Topics: Corporate Social Responsibility