Maxim Truck & Trailer recently made a $100,000 donation to Harvest Manitoba that was used to add a much needed refrigerated delivery truck to the food bank’s fleet.
The truck will be used to pick up and drop off perishable food to Harvest Manitoba’s Food Network of 350 food banks and agencies in Manitoba.
“We are grateful to Maxim Truck & Trailer for stepping up with this donation at this critical time,” says Keren Taylor Hughes, Harvest CEO. “COVID-19 has sent more Manitobans to food banks than to hospitals. This refrigerated truck will help us deliver food to those in need not only in Winnipeg, but across Manitoba.”
Maxim Truck & Trailer CEO Doug Harvey says one of Maxim’s core values includes a “commitment to give back to its community — particularly to those struggling with the basic needs of food, shelter and clothing. For that reason, the donation to Harvest Manitoba in this time of heightened need just made a lot of sense.”
Operating in 11 cities across Canada, Maxim Truck & Trailer is like every other business today and faces significant challenges navigating the current business environment because of COVID. The company says this donation confirms the company’s unwavering resolve to give back a portion of revenue each year to charities across Canada in the cities where they operate.
The new Harvest Manitoba delivery truck was also branded by Maxim with Harvest Manitoba’s new name and logo that was recently announced, the company says.