Dec 7, 2016 - 2 years ago
By Supply PostThe Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association (APTA) and Trucks For Change Network (T4C) are organizing an industry-wide food collection drive in order to fight hunger and help those less fortunate in communities across Atlantic Canada this holiday season. Titled “18 Wheels of Christmas in Atlantic Canada”, the idea was originally developed by Rosenau Transport, and has been held for several years to support food banks in Alberta. Highway carriers and allied trades across Atlantic Canada are invited to host a food collection drive in their place(s) of business between November 28 and December 12, 2016. Non-perishable food items will be collected by volunteer trucking companies on December 13 and delivered to these leading regional charity food hubs in each Province: Feed Nova Scotia located in Halifax NS, Food Depot Alimentaire in Moncton NB, Community Food Sharing Association in St. John’s NL, and PEI Association of Food Banks in Charlottetown PEI. These charity food hubs will then distribute to over 200 local food banks across Atlantic Canada. “18 Wheels of Christmas is about the trucking industry working together to help those less fortunate this Christmas. Partnering with these trusted charity food hubs allows us to help the greatest number of people and families in need throughout Atlantic Canada.” said Trucks For Change Network President Pete Dalmazzi. Added Ken Rosenau, Director of Operations for Rosenau Transport “We’re happy to see our 18 Wheels idea catching on in other parts of the country, it brings so much to communities”. "Being able to lend a hand to the food banks by doing what we do best is a great opportunity to give something back to the community", said Jean-Marc Picard, Executive Director of the APTA.