10,249 Cans of Food Donated by OnTrac to St. Vincent De Paul

Posted on Nov 21, 2018 10:00:00 AM

OnTrac Hits a New Milestone for the KNIX Million Can Crusade with Largest Company Donation

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OnTrac bypassed their annual goal of 8,000 cans and hit a new milestone. OnTrac exceeded the 10,249 canned food mark for the 11th annual 102.5 KNIX Million Can Crusade, which helped to raise 2,387,965 cans of food in total for St. Vincent de Paul. Each year the goal of Million Can Crusade is to collect one million cans of food for hungry families during the holiday season. With the $2,000 donation at the event kickoff, which is equivalent to 20,000 cans of food, OnTrac donated a total of 30,249 cans of food.

The month of November is dedicated to the Million Can Crusade and helping those in need. Starting on November 1st, OnTrac employees at the Corporate Headquarters and two Phoenix facilities collect canned food until the finale event on November 21st. The night before the finale event, OnTrac employees came together to load the 10,249 cans of food into an OnTrac truck for the delivery at the 102.5 KNIX Million Can Crusade finale where they delivered the cans to St. Vincent de Paul.

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“We are grateful for partners like OnTrac who support our mission, especially around the holidays, when the needs are greater than ever,” said St. Vincent de Paul Executive Director Steve Zabilski. “Their support helps us fill thousands of food boxes for hungry families, who otherwise would have nowhere else to turn for help.”

Additional information about St. Vincent de Paul and the people they help is as follows:

  • Last year, St. Vincent de Paul’s volunteers delivered over 400,000 food boxes to hungry individuals and families.
  • Every day, St. Vincent de Paul’s central kitchen prepares over 4,000 nourishing hot meals.
  • St. Vincent de Paul operates five dining rooms across metro Phoenix, from Mesa to downtown Phoenix to El Mirage.
  • According to the Association of Arizona Food Banks, about 1 in 5 Arizonans struggle with food insecurity.

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Topics: OnTrac Delivering Hope, Million Can Crusade, 102.5 KNIX, Canned Food Drive

OnTrac Kicks Off the 11th Annual 102.5 KNIX Million Can Crusade with 20,000 Can Donation

Posted on Nov 1, 2018 10:00:00 AM

OnTrac is excited to dedicate the month of November to the 11th Annual 102.5 KNIX Million Can Crusade canned food drive to benefit St. Vincent de Paul. For the eighth consecutive year since 2011, OnTrac contributes towards the goal of collecting one million cans of non-perishable food to feed hungry families during the holiday season.

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At the kick-off event on Thursday, November 1, 2018, OnTrac joined the community to present a check for $2,000 towards the ultimate goal. Every dollar donated to the Million Can Crusade is equivalent to 10 additional cans in the St. Vincent de Paul’s community food pantries and ultimately into food boxes that are delivered to hungry families. The greater Phoenix community can participate by donating until Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at Safeway and Albertson’s stores. Please click here for all locations and to make a monetary donation.

“In 2017, the KNIX Million Can Crusade broke records with over 2.3 million cans for St. Vincent de Paul, and OnTrac broke their own records with over 24,000 cans of food from a monetary donation and employee collected cans between our Phoenix facilities and Corporate Headquarters,” says Laura Peterson, OnTrac vice president of marketing and public relations. “This year, we hope that OnTrac continues to break records while helping KNIX raise the bar yet again.”

In addition to the donation to St. Vincent de Paul, OnTrac is a proud supporter of giving back to the communities where employees live and serve. Since 2014, OnTrac has given monetary donations equaling approximately $100,000 to a variety of charities within their eight-state footprint. Some of these great causes include the American Cancer Society, Arizona Humane Society, Container Recycling Institute, Habitat for Humanity, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Miracle Corners of the World, Red Cross Disaster Relief, Salvation Army, Toys For Tots, Treasure House Phoenix, Tyrann Mathieu Foundation, and the United Ostomy Association of American. To learn more about OnTrac’s charitable giving, please click here.

Topics: Check Presentation, OnTrac Delivering Hope, Million Can Crusade, 102.5 KNIX

OnTrac Surpasses Goal with 9,192 Can Donation to St. Vincent de Paul

Posted on Nov 22, 2017 9:14:27 AM

 

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OnTrac surpassed their company goal of donating 5,000 cans of food to the 10th annual 102.5 KNIX Million Can Crusade. The Valley’s biggest canned food drive supports St. Vincent de Paul in their efforts to feed hungry families this holiday season across the greater Phoenix area. In addition to the canned food donation from OnTrac, the logistics company also donated $1,500 at the event kickoff, which is equivalent to 15,000 cans of food. In total, OnTrac donated 24,192 cans of food.

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In time for Thanksgiving, 102.5 KNIX announced on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 that the goal of collecting one million cans was reached. A grand total of 2,376,063 cans were donated and will fill St. Vincent de Paul’s community food pantries. From there, the cans will be placed into food boxes and delivered to hungry families throughout the Valley.

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“All of us at St. Vincent de Paul are so blessed to have partners like OnTrac that allow us to help so many people in our community, especially during the holiday season,” says Shannon Clancy, associate executive director and chief philanthropy officer from St. Vincent de Paul. “Each dollar and can of food donated not only provides hungry families with the food they need, but also lets them know that they are not alone in their moment of need. We are grateful to our friends at OnTrac who demonstrate the kindness, love and generosity of this community that cares. Thank you, OnTrac, for all that you make possible for those in need all year long.”

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Topics: 102.5 KNIX, Million Can Crusade, Canned Food Drive, OnTrac Delivering Hope, Donation, Charity

OnTrac Donates $1,500 to the 10th Annual 102.5 KNIX Million Can Crusade

Posted on Nov 2, 2017 3:47:17 PM

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OnTrac joins the 10th annual 102.5 KNIX Million Can Crusade kickoff event with a check for a $1,500 donation to St. Vincent de Paul, which is equivalent to 15,000 cans of food. The Million Can Crusade, in its tenth year, has received support from OnTrac for seven consecutive years since 2011. The goal for 2017, as it has been every year, is to collect one million cans of non-perishable food for St. Vincent de Paul to feed hungry families during the holiday season.

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In previous years, OnTrac has contributed to the one million canned food goal by creating a friendly competition among employees at the corporate office in Chandler, Arizona. This year, OnTrac is expanding the competition to include the two Valley facilities in Phoenix. If at least 5,000 cans are collected by OnTrac, the employees will be rewarded with an office celebration for all three Valley locations. The department with the most cans collected will receive the Golden Can Award. Last year, the corporate office alone collected 6,323 cans of food plus a monetary donation of $1,500, which equaled over 20,000 cans of food in total. With the help of the Phoenix facilities, OnTrac hopes that not only will they meet their goal, but also that KNIX and St. Vincent de Paul will meet their goal too. The community plays a big part in helping KNIX and St. Vincent de Paul reach their goal. There are multiple locations set up that KNIX will be stationed at to collect donations. Click here for a list of all locations.

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OnTrac Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations Laura Peterson says, “November is a very exciting time for the OnTrac corporate office because we look forward to being a part of the Million Can Crusade every year. By adding all Valley employees this year, we are hoping to surpass the OnTrac donation of 6,323 cans of food from last year. Joining forces allows us to make a bigger impact and it is such a special thing to be able to help less families go hungry during the holidays.”

OnTrac Million Can Crusade Check Presentation (3).jpgOnTrac Marketing Specialist Alessandra Zucker is presenting a donation check of $1,500 to (left) 102.5 Morning Show Co-host Ben Campbell and (right) 102.5 Morning Show Co-host Tim Hattrick. 

In addition to the donation to St. Vincent de Paul, OnTrac is a proud supporter of giving back to the communities where employees live and serve. Since 2014, OnTrac has given monetary donations of $79,124 to a variety of charities within their eight-state footprint. Some of these great causes include the Treasure House Phoenix, Tyrann Mathieu Foundation, United Ostomy Association of American, Habitat for Humanity, North American Nature Photography Association, Salvation Army, and Red Cross. To learn more about OnTrac’s charitable giving, please visit our website by clicking here.

Topics: Million Can Crusade, 102.5 KNIX, Delivering Hope, Charity, St. Vincent de Paul, Canned Food Drive, Donation, Check Presentation