(Winnipeg, MB) Maxim Truck & Trailer held a live charity BBQ event on June 8th at their Head Office in Winnipeg and raised over $25,000 in support of Harvest Manitoba.
The event was attended by over 400 guests. It took a team of over 80 Maxim employee volunteers to organize the annual event that’s been part of Maxim’s history for over 20 years. Funds raised were from Maxim corporate, employees, customers, suppliers and friends who helped make the annual event a big success. “Whether it’s time or money, it’s important to me that our company has a culture of giving back,” said Maxim Truck & Trailer President, Troy Hamilton. “Maxim has always had a mandate to give back to our community,” says Hamilton. “We continue to see a tremendous amount of need out there, particularly with the high cost of food. We want to do our part to ensure no one goes hungry.”
“We're incredibly thankful for Maxim Truck & Trailer's generous support,” said Harvest Manitoba President & CEO, Vince Barletta. “The funds raised through their charity BBQ will directly impact the lives of struggling families and adults facing food insecurity in Manitoba. With a 150% increase in demand for food bank services in the last year, there is a pressing need for our support,” Barletta explains. “This donation from Maxim Truck & Trailer is truly significant, allowing us to provide essential food assistance and work towards our goal of a hunger-free community.” Harvest Manitoba is a charitable organization dedicated to nourishing our communities and our sense of community so that no Manitoban goes hungry. Maxim Truck & Trailer has 17 branch offices and nearly 500 employees in 10 cities from Vancouver to Montreal. Maxim Truck & Trailer capabilities include the sale, rental, leasing, and complete after-sales service of new and used heavy-duty trucks and trailers.
About Maxim Truck & Trailer
Maxim Truck & Trailer is a heavy-duty truck and trailer dealership group that represents the International Truck product lineup as well as Great Dane, Arne’s, East, Timpte and Trout River trailer models. Maxim has 17 branch offices and over 500 employees in 10 cities from Vancouver to Montreal. Maxim Truck & Trailer capabilities include the sale, rental, leasing, and complete after-sales service of new and used heavy-duty trucks and trailers.
About Harvest Manitoba
Harvest Manitoba ("Harvest") is a charitable organization dedicated to nourishing communities and Manitoba’s sense of community. Harvest collects and distributes over 12 million pounds of food annually to Manitobans through their Community Food Network. This network includes over 360 food banks and agencies in Winnipeg, rural, northern, and First Nations communities. Harvest Manitoba currently serves 44,000 Manitobans per month with food bank hampers throughout the province, with nearly half being children. The Food Distribution Centre operates from Harvest’s Winnipeg Headquarters, including the emergency food support line and warehouse.
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