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CAA donates electric delivery vans to 4 food banks across Atlantic Canada

By Caitlin Snow May 27, 2024 | 12:32 PM

Four food banks across the Maritimes are going to each get an electric delivery van, donated by CAA.

  • Feed Nova Scotia, Dartmouth, N.S.
  • Community Food Sharing Association, St. John’s, N.L.
  • Food Depot Alimentaire, Moncton, N.B.
  • Upper Room Hospitality Ministry, Charlottetown, P.E.I.

The vans were revealed today in Dartmouth.

President and CEO Dawn Dalley says CAA Atlantic is committed to community giving.

“Our hope is these vans reduce the operating costs and carbon footprint for the food banks, bringing more to Atlantic Canadians in a cleaner, greener way.”

Dalley adds that feedback from our stakeholders was very clear, and they want to make a difference where it matters most.

“Helping our local food banks and feeding Atlantic Canadians, while simultaneously electrifying the food banks’ fleet – it’s a win-win.”

Their donations also branded vehicle wraps, winter tires, a level 2 electric vehicle charger with installation as well as non-perishable food.

If able, CAA would like to extend the donation to other food banks across Atlantic Canada.

The not-for-profit club purchased its first EV in the spring of 2019 and their light service fleet is almost 100 per cent electric or hybrid.

CAA has more than 300,000 members providing roadside assistance, member savings as well as car and travel services.