Purolator raises more than 1.3 million pounds of food for food banks

by Canadian Shipper

VANCOUVER, B.C.–Purolator has raised the equivalent of more than 1.3 million pounds of food, surpassing its 2014 goal of 1.2 million pounds, as part of the 12th season of its Purolator Tackle Hunger (PTH) program.

“What an incredible year for the Purolator Tackle Hunger program and food banks across Canada. Our employees, customers and partners – including the Canadian Football League (CFL) and its fans – truly brought their A-game this year, raising the equivalent of more than 1.3 million pounds of food,” said Patrick Nangle, Purolator’s President and CEO. “We are proud to have delivered on our promise of helping tackle hunger in Canada thanks to the kindness and support of Canadians.”

Every year during the first week of June, the PTH program kicks off with PTH Week – when Purolator employees, partners, agents and customers hold fundraising events across the country to raise food and cash donations for food banks in their communities. Also during PTH week, Canadians show their support on Facebook and Twitter. For every “like” on Purolator’s Facebook page or use of #TackleHunger on Twitter, Purolator donates one pound of food to food banks across Canada.

As part of the annual PTH program, Purolator also hosts a series of Game Day Food Drives at nine Canadian Football League (CFL) games and select professional soccer games across Canada. Fans are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items or a cash donation to these games to help support their local food banks.

“Raising more than 1.3 million pounds of food is exciting news for Purolator, the CFL, our fans and food banks acrossCanada,” said CFL Commissioner Mark Cohon. “The record-breaking results of this year’s Purolator Tackle Hunger program are a testament to our teams’, players’ and fans’ passion for working as a team to give back to their communities.”

Canadians also made online donations to one of nine food banks across Canada at purolatortacklehunger.com.

All donations raised through the PTH program supported local food banks in the communities in which they were raised.

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