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.
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.
Visit to food banks
in March 2018*
*Source: Food Banks Canada 2019.
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.> Find Out More
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.> Find Out More
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.> Find Out More
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.> Find Out More
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.> Find Out More
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 employees created the Tackle Hunger program, and they are the main drivers in keeping it a strong community initiative today.
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.
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.
Community Food Foundation of Barrie
Brantford Food Bank
Calgary Food Bank
CDARS Moisson Rive-Sud
Colchester Food Bank
Community Food Sharing Association
St. John's, NL
Daily Bread Food Bank
Eden Food for Change
Edmonton's Food Bank
Food Depot Alimentaire
Food For Life
Gleaners Food Bank (Quinte) Inc.
Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society
Guelph Food Bank
Hamilton Food Share
Inn Of The Good Shepherd
Jeunesse au Soleil
Kamloops Food Bank
Kawartha Food Share
Kelowna Community Food Bank Society
Langley Food Bank
Lethbridge Food Bank
Loaves & Fishes Community Food Bank
London and Area Food Bank
Manna Food Bank of Bracebridge Inc.
Medicine Hat Food Bank & Services
Medicine Hat, AB
Mississauga Food Bank
St-Joseph De Beauce, QC
NDG Food Depot
North Bay Food Bank
North Bay, ON
Partners in Mission Food Bank
Niagara Falls, ON
Red Deer Food Bank Society
Red Deer, AB
Regina & District Food Bank Inc.
Thunder Bay, ON
Richmond Food Bank Society
Salvation Army Community & Family Services
Prince George, BC
Salvation Army the Family Services
Grande Prairie, AB
Samaritan House Ministries Inc.
Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre
St Vincent de Paul
Sudbury Food Bank
Surrey Food Bank
Upper Room Food Bank
Vaughan Food Bank
Winnipeg Food Bank
Wood Buffalo Food bank
Ft Mcmurray, AB
Yarmouth Food Bank
The Grey Cup wasn’t the only thing grabbing fans attention at the Purolator Tackle Hunger Game Day Food Drive, we also had four time Grey Cup Champion Damon Allen at our tent. He posed with excited fans prior to the Ottawa RedBlacks game on July 13th. Purolator and foodbank volunteers collected over 23,802 lbs of non-perishable food for the Ottawa Foodbank.
Despite chilly temperatures, Edmonton fans came out to support their Eskimos and Purolator Tackle Hunger on August 9th. Purolator volunteers collected 66,000 pounds of food for Edmonton’s Foodbank. One lucky fan went home with an autographed Kwaku Boateng jersey.
A great day in Calgary on August 17th! Fans were very generous in their support for Purolator Tackle Hunger. Over 366 fans took photos with the Grey Cup and the Calgary Stampeders cheer team on August 17th at the Purolator booth. In return - we collected over 40,537lbs of food for the Calgary Foodbank.
Alouettes fans brought the heat and donations to their game on July 20th! Als fans helped Purolator volunteers collected 12, 875 lbs of food for local food bank - Moisson Montreal. They also got to hang out with some superheroes and wear their very own superhero mask provided by Purolator.