Our 3rd Annual Trucks For Change annual Fall Food Sort Challenge on November 2 was our most successful yet, with 13 corporate teams and 120 trucking industry employees sorting more than 44,000 pounds of food, and raising over $32,000 for Toronto’s Daily Bread Food Bank.
Teams from Manitoulin Transport, Navistar, Bison Transport, Trailer Wizards, Tandet, JD Smith Transport, Midland Transport, Newcom Business Media, TransCore Link Logistics, Transcourt, Kriska Transport Group, Motive Media, and Toronto Trucking Association all “competed” in the food sorting challenge over two shifts at Daily Bread’s facility in Etobicoke.
Each team had to sort 4,000 pounds of donated food as quickly and accurately as possible. Team Tandet and Team Bison Transport emerged as “champions” of their respective shifts, but the event was really about giving back and teambuilding, as Steve Schroder of Tandet put it:
“We spent the afternoon working for a great cause, bringing employees that have never met face to face together, and an evening socializing,” said Steve. “While the goal was to help the Daily Bread with its great need, I feel that Tandet gained far more than we gave. Everyone was stoked to do something more, which seems to be the result after each of these events.”
Pete Dalmazzi, president and founder of Trucks For Change Network, said the third annual food sort was one for the books.
“Our participating company teams were thrilled to join the fight against hunger, while at the same time enjoying a wonderful teambuilding opportunity, a real win-win event. This event demonstrated once again the trucking industry’s commitment to supporting the communities we work in every day.”