Helping Canadians in need during COVID-19
Let’s tackle hunger together
For some families, food insecurity is a reality during the best of times. But amidst the overwhelming effect of COVID-19, the need is increasing and Canada’s food banks are in dire need of support today. Food Banks Canada supports 650 food banks and thousands of community-based programs across the country, most of which are experiencing a devastating decrease in monetary donations, limited volunteers and diminishing food supply.
As Canadians, we are in this together. Please consider a monetary donation to support Canada’s COVID-19 response efforts to help tackle hunger across the country. During this time, we are asked to stay home but food bank users are left vulnerable, needing support now more than ever.
Every donation counts. Together we will make a difference.
Coming together as a team during Purolator Tackle Hunger month
As Canadians, it’s often easy to take for granted how good we have it. We are consistently ranked among the top countries for quality of life. But few of us realize that 1 in 6 households – over 850,000 people – need the help of a food bank every month just to make ends meet. Even more heart breaking, a third of these people are children.
Our Purolator employees saw the need and decided to take action. In 2003, we started the Purolator Tackle Hunger® program – an initiative that’s simply about Canadians helping one another. Since then, every year in June, we kick off a new season of PTH. This is a great opportunity to come together as a team and support an important cause. Help us tackle hunger.
Unsung Purolator Tackle Hunger Heroes
Meet our unsung hero and Purolator courier, Robin Hall
For Robin Hall, balancing a family of four children and delivering packages in record numbers is all in a day’s work. She speaks of her experience with Toronto Argonauts offensive lineman, Jamal Campbell.
Meet our tackle hunger champion, Scott Jacobs
Scott Jacobs shares his motivation to help a good cause with Edmonton Eskimos’s quarterback, Trevor Harris.
Tackling hunger is a family legacy for Dennis Legault
Dennis Legault discusses his personal connection with the Purolator Tackle Hunger program and how his team is tackling hunger to help Canadians in need.
Tackle hunger: Do it for the kids
For Jean-Philippe, helping kids and families put food on the table is what motivates him to support food banks and our Purolator Tackle Hunger program. He shares his experience with Montreal Alouettes’s Assistant Coach, Luc Brodeur-Jourdain.
Tackling hunger in our communities is a promise that Purolator is committed to deliver.
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. With nation-wide initiatives like our CFL and CHL Game Day events and local community Red Bag food drives, we have raised over 13 million pounds of food for families who need it most. Our employees are the main drivers keeping it a strong community initiative today.