TORONTO — Pomerleau participated in the Lunch Box Challenge June 9, treating 70 workers at Purolator’s new national Super Hub site to a meal from San Francisco Cafe.
The company was challenged by Scott Construction Group. Scott started the initiative in B.C. and recently expanded it to Ontario.
The Lunch Box Challenge aims to recognize construction workers by offering them boxed lunches from a restaurant located near the site, thereby supporting a local business and restauranteurs, indicates a release issued by the company. Pomerleau plans to expand the program to offer meals for workers at its worksites across the country and challenges others to do the same.
The individual meals, wrapped in recyclable materials, were enjoyed according to the rules of physical distancing in force in order to ensure a safe environment for all, adds the release. Pomerleau has now nominated the PCL Construction team at the Toronto Pearson International Airport worksite to join the challenge.
“Faithful to our family culture and our engagement to our communities, we are very proud to embark on the adventure of the Lunch Box Challenge which accomplishes two very important goals: highlighting the exceptional work of our colleagues while supporting local restaurateurs during these difficult times,” explained Eric Gaulin, executive vice-president – Canadian building operations division at Pomerleau, in the release. “I would like to salute the leadership of Scott Construction Group which has created an inspiring movement in our industry. And for Pomerleau, this is just the beginning. We are committed to making the challenge a coast-to-coast initiative by offering meals in all the provinces where we have active worksites.”
On June 11, the Commission scolaire des-Portages-de-L’Outaouais High School 041 project, in Gatineau, Que., was the second Pomerleau site, and the first in Quebec, to join the movement.