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IFCO Supports North Texas Food Bank at United Fresh 2012

Dépèche transmise le 3 mai 2012 par Business Wire

DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IFCO SYSTEMS US announced a new partnership with the North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) this morning at the opening of the United Fresh 2012 Convention. The NTFB distributes donated, purchased and prepared foods through a network of 300 member agencies and 1,000 feeding and education programs in 13 North Texas counties.

“IFCO is committed to the ongoing support of our nation’s food banks. Through this new partnership, IFCO RPCs will help the NTFB gain distribution efficiencies, retain product quality, and reduce cardboard waste throughout its network.”

IFCO is proud to support the NTFB through the provision of the company’s innovative reusable plastic containers (RPCs), which will be used to collect and transport exhibitor product donations to the NTFB at the close of the United Fresh show.

NTFB Director of Operations, Sean Gray, said: “We are very excited to begin using RPCs in our distribution system. Through our ReThink Hunger initiative, we are developing innovative solutions to combat hunger in our community. RPCs are an example of the kind of solutions we need to provide nutritious produce to our clients in the most efficient way.”

IFCO SYSTEMS’ President and General Manager, RPCs North America, Fred Heptinstall said: “IFCO is committed to the ongoing support of our nation’s food banks. Through this new partnership, IFCO RPCs will help the NTFB gain distribution efficiencies, retain product quality, and reduce cardboard waste throughout its network.”

As the market leader with more than 170 million RPCs in circulation worldwide, IFCO is the leading provider of reusable containers to the fresh food sector. IFCO handles all RPC logistics, from manufacturing to cleaning to re-entry into the supply chain. After retail use, IFCO RPCs are folded, collected and shipped back to one of IFCO’s service facilities, where they are sanitized and prepared for re-use.

Additional Information

IFCO is an international logistics service provider with more than 210 locations worldwide. IFCO operates a pool of over 170 million Reusable Plastic Containers (RPCs) globally, which are used primarily to transport fresh produce from growers to leading grocery retailers. IFCO is part of Brambles Limited.

WORLDWIDE RESPONSIBILITY is an IFCO initiative under which IFCO continues to assume its social and environmental responsibilities. Within the scope of this initiative, IFCO supports Food Banks worldwide in their honorable effort to provide food to the needy through the provision of reusable containers and by co-financing deliver vehicles.

NORTH TEXAS FOOD BANK supports the nutritional needs of children, families and seniors through research, education, advocacy and strategic partnerships. In FY 2011, NTFB provided access to nearly 33 million nutritious meals. Founded in 1982, the year 2012 marks NTFB’s 30th anniversary. NTFB is a member of Feeding America (feedingamerica.org). For more information about NTFB, please visit www.ntfb.org.

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