REGINA, Sept. 30, 2016 – As part of its commitment to help alleviate hunger in Canada, Purolator donated a curbside delivery vehicle to the Regina Food Bank today through its Purolator Tackle Hunger® program.
|Delivering for the community: (from left), Todd Blommaert, Fleet Department Team Leader, Purolator; Chris Csuk, Operations Manager, Regina, Purolator; Kim Wenger, Community Greenhouse Coordinator Regina Food Bank; Russel McCallum, Fleet Service Technician, Purolator; and Steve Compton, CEO Regina Food Bank, stand in front of the delivery vehicle Purolator donated to the Regina Food Bank.|
“A significant part of giving back to local communities is helping our local food banks. I’ve seen first-hand the tremendous impact the Regina Food Bank has had on this community,” said Chris Csuk, Operations Manager, Regina, Purolator. “It’s a real honour and pleasure for us to help the food bank achieve its mission with the donation of one of our vehicles.”
The Regina Food Bank’s mission is to serve the most vulnerable in the community by providing programs and services directly and through partnerships in the areas of food provision, essential skills development and connections to community supports and opportunities.
“Purolator’s generous donation and support will give us the flexibility and autonomy to pick up, deliver and redistribute perishable and non-perishable food as quickly and efficiently as possible,” said Steve Compton, Chief Executive Officer, Regina Food Bank. “We currently fulfil between 8,500 and 9,500 requests for food each month, so this donation helps us expand our business model and exponentially assist the vulnerable to access the nutrition they need.”
The donated vehicle will help the Regina Food Bank accept donations from partners who provide a unique mix of food products – including bulk and restaurant-sized packages of produce, meats, dairy and condiments – and personal care, kitchen and cleaning products.
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 852,000 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 nine million pounds of food to food banks across Canada. For more information, visit purolatortacklehunger.com.
About the Regina Food Bank
The Regina Food Bank is a charitable community-based organization that works to eliminate hunger and food insecurity through nutritious food distribution, education and support programs in partnership and co-operation with the community.
Purolator Inc. is Canada’s leading integrated freight, package and logistics solutions provider. Celebrating over 50 years of delivering its customers’ promises, Purolator continues to expand its reach and renowned service levels and reliability to more people, more businesses and more places across the country and around the world. Purolator is proud of its Canadian heritage and is focused on sustainably positioning itself for future growth and success. Purolator is also committed to contributing to the well-being of the communities it serves and where its more than 11,000 employees live, work and play.
For further information, please contact:
Manager, Corporate Communications
905 712-1084 ext. 23851
Regina Food Bank