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From June 5 to 9, Canadians are encouraged to donate to local food banks online, in person and on social media

TORONTO, June 2, 2017 – Purolator’s annual national Purolator Tackle Hunger® Week campaign will run from June 5 to 9, 2017, to help raise awareness about hunger and collect food and cash donations for local food banks across Canada.

“Purolator Tackle Hunger Week provides Canadians an opportunity to come together to make a difference in their communities, not just in person but also online and through social media,” said John Ferguson, Purolator’s President and CEO. “I am so proud of our employees, partners, agents and customers who every year set the bar higher and prove that together, we can help deliver the promise of a meal to the hundreds of thousands of Canadians who rely on food banks every month.”

Purolator has made it easier for Canadians to help tackle hunger in Canada:

  1. Make an online donation to your local food bank here.
  2. Make a food or monetary donation at any Purolator Shipping Centre.
  3. Spread the word on Facebook and Twitter – Purolator will donate 1 lb. of food to food banks across Canada for every:
  • New Like of its Facebook page
  • Like or Share of its Tackle Hunger–related posts from June 5 to 9
  • Tweet using the hashtag #TackleHunger

Purolator employees are also doing their part to alleviate hunger during Purolator Tackle Hunger Week by hosting events across the country to raise food and funds for local food banks in their communities.

About Purolator Tackle Hunger®
Hunger is an important issue that affects Canadians across the country. According to Food Bank Canada’s 2016 HungerCount report, more than 863,000 Canadians – more than one-third of them children – visit food banks every month. As part of its commitment to helping alleviate hunger in the communities where it operates, Purolator Inc. works closely with its employees, partners, agents, customers and food banks across Canada to collect donations and help raise awareness about the issue of hunger in Canada. Since its inception in 2003, the Purolator Tackle Hunger program has helped deliver the equivalent of more than 10.5 million pounds of food to food banks across Canada. For more information, visit

For more information, please contact:
Courtney Reistetter
Manager, Corporate Communications
Purolator Inc.
Tel: 905 712-1084 ext. 23851
Email: [email protected]

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