The 2011 GMC Savana will be filled with 50 frozen turkeys to help with the holiday season.
Windsor, ON – Rick Farrow, Chairman and CEO of Farrow, will donate a 2011 Savana GMC commercial van to the Downtown Mission of Windsor.
“Our company is always searching for ways to give back to our local communities.” said Rick Farrow. “When we heard that the Downtown Mission of Windsor was in the midst of purchasing a vehicle to help them with food deliveries and pick-ups, we jumped at the opportunity so we can ensure families in need have a memorable holiday season this year.”
On top of upgrading the vehicle prior to the donation, it will also be filled with 50 frozen turkeys to assist the food bank with their seasonal needs.
“This van will enable the Mission to respond to food item pick-ups from organizations and groups that are donating large quantities critically needed food.” said Ron Dunn, Executive Director at the Downtown Mission of Windsor. “In the past we have relied on volunteers, or in some cases rented vehicle to get the food to the Mission. Now we will be able to pick-up, deliver and bring the food back to the Mission and to the hungry people who need it the most.”
This year alone, the Downtown Mission has experienced a 61 percent increase in the number of people using the Food Bank, seeing more than 11,000 people attend their events to receive essential food items to feed themselves and their families.
“We are so thankful to Farrow and their employees for this wonderful gift, they are the embodiment of corporate philanthropy and social responsibility.” added Dunn.
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For further information, please contact:
416.622.9327 ext 225 (office)
The Downtown Mission of Windsor
Farrow is an award winning customs broker and logistics provider with over 100 years of expertise in international trade. Owned and operated by the third generation of the Farrow family, and with over 1,250 employees and 43 offices and warehouse locations, Farrow is among the largest private and family owned customs broker in North America.
In addition to providing customs brokerage services, Farrow also operates four divisions under the Farrow brand. These include Farrow Logistics (North American Logistics), Farrow Global Logistics (International Freight Forwarding and Global Supply Chain), NLS (National Logistics Services), Farrow Express (Expedited deliveries), and Farrow Consulting (Import/Export and Trade Management consulting).
About The Downtown Mission of Windsor
The Downtown Mission is a Christian, faith-based, registered not-for-profit organization with a focus on serving and advocating for those who struggle with poverty and homelessness — men, women and children. Last year (2014), through its various programs: provided 7,600 safe nights of accommodations, served in excess of 245,000 meals, provided clothing to 5,800 individuals and trained over 60 individuals and assisted them back into the work force