9th Annual Million Can Crusade Recap

Posted on Dec 16, 2016 11:55:06 AM

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A contractor providing services on behalf of OnTrac dropping off cans for the Million Can Crusade.

OnTrac participated in the ninth annual 102.5 KNIX Ben & Matt’s Million Can Crusade. This year marked the sixth year of involvement from the OnTrac corporate office in Chandler, Arizona and the largest donation yet. A total of 6,323 cans of non-perishable food was collected by OnTrac employees in order to help St. Vincent de Paul feed hungry families for the holiday season.

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OnTrac Marketing Specialist Alessandra Zucker handing off cans to St. Vincent de Paul employee.

The Million Can Crusade, now the largest food drive in the United States, started on Tuesday, November 1st, 2016 and allowed the community in the greater Phoenix area to help Ben and Matt of KNIX to reach their goal of donating one million cans of canned food by Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016. From canned food donations and cash donations, 1,573,246 cans were collected and donated to St. Vincent de Paul. In addition to the canned food donation, OnTrac also donated $1,500 at the event kickoff.

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KNIX, St. Vincent de Paul and OnTrac celebrating the total amount of cans collected for the Million Can Crusade.

“One thing that all of us at St. Vincent de Paul believe is that when it comes to truly helping so many people, ‘we are all in this together!’ That is why we feel so blessed to have friends and partners like OnTrac,” said Jamie Bethune, Community Drives and Events Manager at St. Vincent de Paul. “It is certainly overwhelming and inspiring to reflect back on how much OnTrac alone has made possible for so many in need. Each can of food, each dollar donated, not only provides much-needed food, but also a sense of hope, and knowledge that someone out there cares enough to help in times of greatest need. We are truly thankful to everyone for their generosity and support!”

Topics: OnTrac, Delivering Hope, Million Can Crusade, KNIX, St. Vincent de Paul, Canned Food Drive