Maxim Truck & Trailer BBQ raises over $35,000 for Harvest


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Maxim Truck & Trailer’s live charity BBQ event, held at their head office in Winnipeg on June 9, raised $35,704 in support of Harvest Manitoba.

The in-person event – the first in almost three years – was attended by approximately 500 guests. It took a team of more than 80 Maxim employee volunteers to organize the annual event, which has been part of Maxim’s history for more than 20 years. Funds raised were from Maxim’s corporate, employees, customers, suppliers, and friends who helped make the annual event a big success.

“Whether it’s time or money, it’s important to me that our company has a culture of giving back,” Troy Hamilton, Maxim Truck & Trailer president, said. “Maxim has always had a mandate to give back to our community. We continue to see a tremendous amount of need out there, particularly with the high cost of food. We want to do our part to ensure no one goes hungry.”

Doug Harvey (founder of Maxim Truck & Trailer), Vince Barletta (Harvest Manitoba, President & CEO), Colleen McVarish (Harvest Manitoba, director of food & fundraising), Troy Hamilton (president of Maxim Truck & Trailer) at Maxim’s June 9 charity BBQ.

Maxim Truck & Trailer has 17 branch offices and over 500 employees in 10 cities from Vancouver to Montreal. The company is committed to supporting charitable causes.

“Maxim is a tremendous partner, going above and beyond to support Harvest,” Vince Barletta, Harvest Manitoba president & CEO, said. “Whether it is through donations, community events or assistance with our fleet, Maxim provides invaluable support to our organization. Earlier this year Maxim provided a truck to Harvest, enabling us to deliver food to Shamattawa and Fort Severn First Nations. Harvest Manitoba is truly humbled by Maxim Truck & Trailer’s ongoing support.”

Harvest Manitoba is dedicated to nourishing our communities so that no Manitoban goes hungry. Harvest collects 12 million pounds of food each year, which is sorted and packed largely by volunteers into Harvest Hampers and distributed to Manitobans through our Community Food Network of more than 325 food banks and agencies in Winnipeg, rural, northern and First Nations communities.

For more information on Harvest Manitoba and its programs or to make a donation, visit, email or call 204-982-3663.

Harvest Manitoba

Harvest Manitoba

Harvest Manitoba is a not-for-profit, community based organization. Our goals are to collect and share surplus food with people who are hungry and to offer training opportunities to help people step up and out of poverty. Our ultimate goal is to eliminate the need for food banks in our community. Find out more at

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