Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

October 06, 2016 13:59 ET

Media Advisory: CUPE 543 volunteers to fan out across Windsor for 'Operation Giveback' to ensure 600 Windsor families have Thanksgiving this year

WINDSOR, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 6, 2016) - With Thanksgiving Day fast approaching, volunteers from Local 543 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 543) are preparing to distribute Thanksgiving dinners with all the trimmings to 600 families who otherwise might have missed out.

Beginning Friday, October 7 (tomorrow), CUPE 543 will fan out to 10 food banks and community agencies across the city, distributing 500 turkeys, 100 chickens, and bags containing all the trimmings for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner.

CUPE 543 President Mark Vander Voort will join volunteers tomorrow at the Unemployed Help Centre (UHC) located at 6955 Cantelon Drive. Distribution at UHC begins tomorrow at 10 a.m., ending at 3:30 p.m.

Notice to news desks, assignment editors and photo desks: Mark Vander Voort is available for one-on-one and on-camera interviews. Media wishing to interview Mark Vander Voort are encouraged to contact Kevin Wilson, CUPE Communications, via mobile phone at 416-821-6641.

WHAT: CUPE 543 launches 'Operation Giveback' at Unemployed Help Centre and other food banks and community agencies across Windsor
WHO: CUPE 543 volunteers, including President Mark Vander Voort
WHERE: Unemployed Help Centre, 6955 Cantelon Drive, and other locations across the city
WHEN: Hours vary. Food hampers will be distributed at Unemployed Help Centre from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
WHY: To ensure 600 Windsor residents and Windsor families enjoy a traditional Canadian Thanksgiving dinner

Contact Information

  • Mark Vander Voort
    CUPE 543 President
    519-903-5515

    Kevin Wilson
    CUPE Communications
    416-821-6641