From June 1 to 5, Canadians are encouraged to donate to local food banks online, in person and on social media.
Toronto, May 29, 2015 – Purolator’s annual national Purolator Tackle Hunger® Week campaign will run from June 1 to 5, 2015, to help raise awareness about hunger and collect food and cash donations for local food banks across Canada.
“The Purolator Tackle Hunger Week campaign provides all Canadians with an opportunity to make a difference in their communities, not just in person but online and through social media,” said Patrick Nangle, Purolator’s President and CEO. “Together, we can help deliver the promise of a meal to the hundreds of thousands of Canadians who rely on food banks every month.”
How Canadians can help tackle hunger in Canada:
1. Make an online donation to their local food bank at purolatortacklehunger.com.
2. Bring a food donation to 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 1 to 5
• 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 hunger in Canada
According to Food Banks Canada’s 2014 HungerCount report, close to 850,000 Canadians, 36 per cent of whom are children, rely on food banks every month.
About Purolator Tackle Hunger
As part of its commitment to helping alleviate hunger in the communities where it operates, Purolator works closely with its employees, customers, partners, Canadians 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 7.5 million pounds of food to food banks across Canada.
For more information, please contact:
Manager, Corporate Communications
Tel: 905 712-1084 ext. 23851