(TORONTO, May 6, 2022) – Trucks for Change (T4C) is once again assisting Canadians experiencing food insecurity by delivering cases of shelf-stable and nutritious food to food banks across Canada in support of The For GOOD Foundation (TFGF). TFGF is a registered charitable organization that transforms food and manufacturing opportunities into nutritious food for the food bank network. TFGF leverages surplus or excess capacity, along with goodwill, to manufacture high-demand food such as beans, rice, and peanut butter, for food banks and shelters across Canada to reduce costs and enhance efficiencies right from food procurement to final delivery.
Trucks for Change carrier partners are providing The For FOOD Foundation with transportation and resources to deliver nearly 1 million pounds of food to 46 food banks in every province across Canada – from Newfoundland and PEI to Vancouver Island – reaching some of Canada’s smallest and remote communities. This is a collaborative effort by Trucks for Change, its carrier partners, TFGF and Food Banks Canada, and is supported by T4C’s in-kind logistics partner ShipNorthAmerica who coordinates the deliveries. Proprietary TFGF-branded food products are offered to Canadian food banks two or three times per year.
“Food insecurity is a problem for many Canadians,” says Elliott Penner, founder of TFGF. “The For GOOD Foundation working with Food Banks Canada helps to close that gap with food for Canadians who need it most. This partnership between TFGF, Trucks for Change and the Canadian trucking industry will help address food insecurity for Canadians by providing food for those who need it most.”
“Partners like Trucks For Change and the Canadian Trucking Alliance and their provincial members are integral to the work that we do in helping reach communities in need across Canada. Without their support, work like this would not be possible”, says Kirsten Beardsley, CEO, Food Banks Canada.
“This was a significant undertaking for our network of community-minded carriers”, says Scott Smith, chair of Trucks For Change. “Due to capacity challenges in all transportation modes our carriers went above and beyond to make this a successful project. We are all thrilled to be able to support food-insecure families by delivering nutritious food to food banks in all parts of Canada”.
“Planning for this undertaking began last fall” says T4C’s executive director, Betsy Sharples. “Our core members provided significant help in developing a logistics plan, as well as executing the actual deliveries”. For future campaigns, T4C will continue to try and broaden participation. “Our goal is to show that when many people each do a little, we can achieve a lot!”.
Participating carriers include:
- Apps Transport Group
- Bison Transport
- ColdStar Solutions
- Eassons Transport Group
- Groupe Robert
- JD Smith
- Kriska Transport Group
- Onfreight Logistics
About The For Good Foundation
The For Good Foundation (TFGF) is a 100% efficient registered Canadian charity. Every dollar donated goes to one thing and only one thing only, and that is food. Its board members and partners give their time and resources to help source, manufacture and deliver proprietary TFGF-branded food to food banks and shelters in Canada. TFGF is a unique charity delivering a 100% efficient model. To date, TFGF has delivered over 14 million dollars of shelf-stable and nutritious food to food-insecure Canadian families. (https://www.theforgoodfoundation.ca)
About Trucks For Change
Trucks For Change (T4C) is a non-profit organization that was founded to support Canadian communities through its membership of leading socially-responsible transportation and logistics providers. Its charity partners are trusted social organizations that support communities by helping food-insecure and other vulnerable Canadians.( https://trucksforchange.org).twitter: TrucksForChange; linkedin: trucks-for-change-network
About Food Banks Canada
Food Banks Canada provides national leadership to relieve hunger today and prevent hunger tomorrow in collaboration with the food bank network from coast-to-coast-to-coast. For 40 years, food banks have been dedicated to helping Canadians living with food insecurity. Over 4,500 food banks and community agencies come together to serve our most vulnerable neighbours who – last year – made 1.3 million visits to these organizations in one month alone, according to our HungerCount report. Over the past 10 years, as a system we’ve sourced and shared over 1.4 billion pounds of food and Food Banks Canada shared nearly $168 million in funding to help maximize collective impact and strengthen local capacity – while advocating for reducing the need for food banks. Our vision is clear: create a Canada where no one goes hungry. Visit http://www.foodbankscanada.ca/ to learn more.