From left to right: Léonard Lavigne, Depot Manager, Bathurst and Miramichi, Purolator; Michel Godin, Manager, Bathurst Volunteer Centre and Lionel Gaudet, District Manager, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island, Purolator, pose with a delivery vehicle that Purolator donated to the Bathurst Volunteer Centre to help pick up more food for families in need.
Bathurst, N.B., May 13, 2016 – Purolator, Canada’s leading freight, package and logistics solution provider, donated a delivery vehicle to the Bathurst Volunteer Centre today as part of its Purolator Tackle Hunger® program.
“As a proud supporter of food banks across Canada, we are pleased to help the Bathurst Volunteer Centre support over 450 families that rely on food donations each month,” said Lionel Gaudet, District Manager, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island, Purolator. “With a dedicated vehicle, the centre can easily pick up more food for families in need.”
Being a non-profit organization, the centre was unable to purchase a delivery vehicle due to the rising cost of food and the number of clients it serves.
“We’ve known Purolator as a supporter of food banks across Canada for a long time,” said Michel Godin, Manager, Bathurst Volunteer Centre. “Donating a vehicle to us shows just how much they want to help and how much they understand the needs of non-profit community organizations such as ours. Having our own vehicle will be such a valuable tool for our food bank, and we want to thank the whole team at Purolator for helping us support families in our area.”
Every month, the Bathurst Volunteer Centre provides 10,000 pounds of food to communities within Bathurst and surrounding areas. The centre also serves 50 meals a day in its soup kitchen and delivers 25 meals daily to seniors’ homes through its Meals on Wheels program.
About Purolator Tackle Hunger®
Hunger is an important issue that affects Canadians across the country. According to Food Bank Canada’s 2015 HungerCount report, more than 850,000 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 9 million pounds of food to food banks across Canada. For more information, visit purolatortacklehunger.com.
Bathurst Volunteer Centre
The Bathurst Volunteer Centre is dedicated to meeting the basic needs and requirements of families within the Chaleur area. Over 450 families rely on the centre’s food bank each month. For a full list of services that are provided by the centre, please visit http://www.bvc-cbb.ca/english.html.
For further information or to arrange an interview, please contact:
Manager, Corporate Communications, Purolator
905 712-1084 ext. 23851
Bathurst Volunteer Centre