Charlotte Pride Parade 2016

August 24, 2016

For our second year participating in and sponsoring the Charlotte Pride Parade & Festival, we decided to add a little extra oomph to our parade march. Along with over 100 Compass Group associates, we brought along our new “float” to make our presence known.

New this year is our AltogetherGreat Canteen distribution truck. The truck was born out of an idea from a Canteen associate who walked in the parade last year and expressed interest in the company adding a float to the festivities this year. Rather than investing time and resources in decorating a float for one-time use, he suggested making something a little more impactful and a lot longer lasting.


After making its debut in the parade, the truck will continue to share our message of diversity and inclusion with a broader audience throughout the area…and that’s only the beginning. This truck is the first of a fleet that will spread the message across the country.

The 16th Annual Charlotte Pride Parade & Festival attracted over 200,000 people to uptown Charlotte and 3,500 walkers for the largest LGBTQ pride event in the Carolinas.

Thank you to all those who participated! We had representation from Best Vendors, Canteen, Corporate, Eurest, Foodbuy, Flik ISD, Levy Restaurants and TouchPoint.

Click here to view more photos from the parade!