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Tippet-Richardson Collects Nearly 6,000 LBS. of Food During December Food Drive

February 1, 2019

Tippet-Richardson's branches in Calgary, Ottawa, and Vancouver all held food drives from December 1-31 to help fight hunger in the New Year. They invited their customers, employees, and members of the local community to bring donations of non-perishable food to their offices to help provide meals for their neighbors in need.

By the end of the month, the 3 locations had collected more than 5,900 lbs. of peanut butter, cereal, pasta, canned goods, and other shelf-stable items. That's enough to provide nearly 5,000 meals! The donations were delivered to the Calgary Food Bank, the Ottawa Food Bank, and the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society.

Although the Calgary and Vancouver branches have been helping us fight hunger for years, the Ottawa crew just joined our network in November. Needless to say, we were thrilled to see that they were already living up to the high standards the Tippet-Richardson brand had set for itself! The 3 locations have now combined to collect more than 88,000 lbs. of food all-time, which is the equivalent of 73,000 meals.

More than 4 million Canadians, and 1 of every 8 households, struggle with food insecurity. Thank you to everyone at Tippet-Richardson for your commitment to fighting hunger!

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