Rallying Together: Thomas’ Utopia Brand and Amex Freight Feed Those in Need


Windsor, ON. Thomas Canning Ltd. and AMEX Freight teamed up over the past week to deliver 4,379 cases of tomato juice and whole tomatoes to the Unemployed Help Centre (UHC). Their 4th and final delivery, which arrived this past day at the docks of UHC, was warmly welcomed, and is now en route to over 15 food banks and 100 agencies throughout the region to support 40,000 individuals within the area.

“Christmas is a lot nicer in our community thanks to donations by Thomas Canning and Amex Freight,” said Mike Turnbull, food rescue program manager, Unemployed Help Centre.

The donation came through the unique combination of Thomas Canning Ltd., who provided the nutrient-rich food product, and Amex Freight, who graciously transported over 77 skids to the UHC.

“Giving back is a natural extension of our company,” said Andrew Sinclair, operations manager at Amex Freight. “The community is our family.” Sinclair was joined with employee Cathy Sturgess who was “proud to be part of Amex Freight Company who delivered this warm gesture to help others.”

This spectacular donation took part during CBC’s Sounds of the Season Food Drive, an Ontario-wide initiative taking place this December. At the local level in the past, this food drive brought in 90,000 pounds of food donations and raised almost $23,000 thanks to local businesses, families and individuals throughout the region. Funds generated through CBC Windsor are redirected through the UHC to support food banks in Windsor-Essex County. Each year, CBC covers donation events and drop-offs across the city, celebrating the generous support of all local affiliates and food drive participants who are taking action to end hunger in our community.

Lana Sigrist, logistics manager, Thomas Canning Ltd. carried greetings from company CEO Bill Thomas while sharing a quote from Winston Churchill, “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”

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