Toronto, May 31, 2012 – In celebration of its 10th Purolator Tackle Hunger season, Canada’s leading integrated freight and parcel solutions provider is launching a company-wide effort where teammates, partners and customers will work together to collect food and funds for local food banks across Canada.
Dubbed “Purolator Tackle Hunger Week”, the event will take place the week of June 4 to 8.
This year, Purolator customers visiting its network of 130 Shipping Centres will also be invited to donate to their local food banks. All of Purolator’s Shipping Centre locations across Canada will have designated collection bins where customers can donate their non-perishable food items.
Customers can also donate by visiting one of Warehouse One’s 115 retail stores across Canada.
This year’s Purolator Tackle Hunger Week goal is to raise the equivalent of 450,000 pounds of food, a 30 per cent increase over last year’s incredible result. All donations remain in the communities where they are raised.
To find your nearest Purolator location click here, enter your postal code and select the Shipping Centres tab in the pop-up window.
To find your nearest Warehouse One retail store click here and search by province, city or postal code.
About hunger in Canada
Hunger is an important issue that affects Canadians across the country. According to Food Bank Canada’s most recent Hunger Count Report, almost 900,000 Canadians visit food banks every month, 38 per cent of whom are children.
About Purolator’s commitment to hunger
As Canada’s leading integrated freight and parcel solutions provider with national resources of more than 12,000 teammates, more than 3,000 courier vehicles and the ability to reach almost every destination point in Canada, Purolator is committed to helping alleviate hunger in the communities where it operates. As part of this commitment, Purolator works closely with its teammates, customers and food banks across Canada to collect donations and help raise awareness about the issue of hunger. Since its inception in 2003, Purolator Tackle Hunger has helped deliver the equivalent of more than 4.5 million pounds of food to food banks across Canada.
For more information please contact:
Director, Corporate Communications
Tel: 905 712-1084 ext. 23241