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IFCO donates 30,000€ to support food banks during Fruit Logistica 2015

Bundesverband Deutsche Tafel and Berliner Tafel receive donations at world’s largest fruit and vegetable industry fair

BERLIN, GERMANY February 5, 2015: IFCO SYSTEMS, the leading global provider of reusable packaging solutions, has donated 30,000€ to support the Bundesverband Deutsche Tafel e.V. and Berliner Tafel. The company presented food bank representatives with the donation at the 2015 Fruit Logistica as part of the company’s Worldwide Responsibility program, through which it has donated over 150.000 RPC (Reusable Plastic Containers) and co-financed 43 refrigerated vehicles for more than 70 food banks around the world.

IFCO encouraged fair attendees to also support the food banks by hosting a lottery where participants could win attractive prizes, then matched the funds raised and presented the entire amount to food bank representatives. Wolfgang Orgeldinger, CEO of IFCO SYSTEMS said, “IFCO believes strongly in the importance of food banks here in Germany and around the world. We are pleased to continue our support of their good work in providing fresh, healthy food to the needy.”

Jochen Brühl, Chairman of the Bundesverband Deutsche Tafel e.V. and Sabine Werth, chairwoman of Berliner Tafel e.V., accepted the donation on behalf of their organizations. Mr. Brühl said, "We sincerely thank IFCO SYSTEMS for their continued commitment to the food banks. Their support helps make possible the provision of food to 1.5 Million people in need throughout Germany.”

Mrs. Werth said, “'I am very grateful for the long lasting support from IFCO. The green reusable plastic containers and sponsorship of refrigerated vans are a perfect help in mastering the daily tasks of Berliner Tafel.”

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