Purolator Inc.

Purolator
Tackle Hunger®

Deliver a better tomorrow for a neighbour in need.

Most Canadians are fortunate to enjoy an exceptional quality of life. However, did you know that in 2019 food banks saw an average of 1.1 million visits per month? One third of these people are children. Right here in Canada.

In 2003, Purolator employees decided to take action by creating Purolator Tackle Hunger – an initiative that’s all about people helping people. Since then, this employee-lead grassroots initiative has helped deliver more than 13 million pounds of food to families across the country.

But there are more Canadians to feed and more meals to deliver.

We can’t tackle hunger alone. We invite you to join us in the Purolator Tackle Hunger program. After all, even one family struggling to put food on the table is one family too many.

 

Purolator is supporting food insecurity in Canada by working with local community organizations like the Guelph Food Bank. See how a community comes together through the Red Bag campaign.

What does hunger look like in Canada?

The number of Canadians who rely on their local food banks is staggering. We’re actively working to change it, by delivering food and resources with the help of our Purolator Tackle Hunger partners, and Canadians like you.

1 in 6

households

Over

850,000

Canadians

35.2 %

are Children

Visit to food banks

1.1M

in March 2018*


*Source: Food Banks Canada 2019.

Food Delivered

It’s more than help – it’s delivering hope.

Our food bank partnerships

Food Banks Canada

Purolator has been a proud supporter of Food Banks Canada since 2003. Through our Purolator Tackle Hunger initiatives and various game day food drives Purolator provides food and cash donations to food banks within Food Banks Canada’s member community. Food Banks Canada recognized the Purolator Tackle Hunger Week campaign as a Top Food Drive in 2012 and 2013.

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Second Harvest

Over the last several years, Purolator has provided logistical support to Second Harvest’s Hero Campaign (formerly Lunch Money Days) – their annual workplace and public outreach campaign.

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Mississauga Food Bank

Purolator is a “Friend” of the Mississauga Food Bank. Through the Purolator Tackle Hunger program, all food and cash collected through fundraising efforts at our head office are donated to the Mississauga Food Bank, assisting those who live within our community.

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Feed Ontario

The FeedON network provides adults, children, and seniors with nutritious food throughout the year. Through the support of partners like the Purolator Tackle Hunger program, FeedON distributes the equivalent of 4.5 million meals annually.

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Grocery Foundation

Through funding and special programs, the Grocery Foundation helps ensure that tens of thousands of school-aged children and youth have universal access to proper nutrition while at school.

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Truck Donations

Truck Donations


Purolator isn’t just Delivering Good from inside the truck, we’re handing over the keys!

To-date we have donated 20 refurbished curbside delivery vehicles to food banks and food organizations across Canada.

Purolator Volunteers

Purolator volunteers


Purolator employees created the Tackle Hunger program, and they are the main drivers in keeping it a strong community initiative today.

 


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Purolator Tackle Hunger Game Days

Since 2003, we’ve focused our efforts on what we believe to be one of the most pressing issues affecting Canadian communities nationwide: hunger. We are committed to tackling hunger in Canada and making a difference in the communities where we live, work and play.

Our sponsorship of the CFL and its nine teams provides Canadians the perfect opportunity to come together and support one another – both on and off the field!

Cheer for your favourite CFL team while delivering good to Canadians in need. Bring along food or funds on select game days to donate to a stadium-wide food drive. Everyone who donates to their local food bank on Purolator Tackle Hunger Game Day will have the chance to take their photo with the Grey Cup, meet special guests and CFL alumni and win prizes.

Game days and CFL team logos

June is Purolator Tackle Hunger Month!

Purolator Tackle Hunger week has grown… we are now tackling hunger all month long!

Since 2003 more than 10,000 Purolator employees, customers, and partners have joined Canadians from coast to coast to raise awareness about hunger in Canada, and to collect food and funds for food banks.

In 2019 Purolator Tackle Hunger Week became Purolator Tackle Hunger Month. Throughout the month of June, Purolator employees will be working with their partners and customers to raise awareness and donations to help alleviate food insecurity across the country.

All of the donations raised during Purolator Tackle Hunger Month stay in the community where they were raised to benefit the local food bank.

 

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