This year’s artists were chosen by last year’s local artists, effectively passing the torch to another designer in their province.
According to Purolator’s press release, “the unique boxes provide a festive way to ship during the holidays. This year’s collection spotlights the diverse ways families and communities eat, drink and celebrate the season together.”
“I interpreted the theme of holiday traditions and sharing meals in a way close to my heart,” said artist Kirsten Stackhouse. “I looked at New Brunswick as a community; we take care of each other and often form holiday traditions wherever we go with whoever we’re with. My box connects land and sea and illustrates people coming together to meet and share food around a warm fire. Everyone is carrying a different type of food to share with one another.”
From Purolator’s press release:
Supporting New Brunswick food banks
As part of this year’s campaign, Purolator is donating $5,000 to The New Brunswick Food Depot Alimentaire through its Purolator Tackle Hunger® program. This is to help ensure that everyone in New Brunswick has access to nutritious meals during the holidays. Since 2003, the grassroots program has delivered more than 18 million pounds of food to local food banks.
The New Brunswick Food Depot Alimentaire is a registered, nonprofit, charitable organization that serves food banks, community kitchens and food security agencies. FDA is the provincial association for Food Banks Canada and its primary functions include food distribution, fundraising, food rescue and advocacy.
“We’re experiencing a major increase in visitors this year, including more students accessing our school breakfast program,” said Carrie Delaney, Provincial Coordinator, Programs and Community Engagement, The New Brunswick Food Depot Alimentaire. “Yet, donations are down, which makes this campaign and support from community members so important.”
All holiday boxes are available nationwide at Purolator Shipping Centres and Mobile Quick Stop locations. For more information on the artists and how Purolator is delivering for the holidays, visit purolator.com/holidayspirit.
Senior Manager, Corporate Communications