IFCO Volunteers Support Feeding Tampa Bay Food Bank



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August 24, 2016

Tampa, Florida

IFCO North America today announced their participation in a volunteer experience at Feeding Tampa Bay food bank as part of their annual management meeting in Tampa, Florida, where the company’s North American headquarters is located.

“Feeding Tampa Bay serves 10 counties in the Tampa area“ said Daniel Walsh, President, IFCO Systems North America. “The group effort was well organized by the food bank team – they kept us on task sorting many different types of goods. And we were very happy to help.”

“There are few things more rewarding than working to help those who struggle with hunger,”

Walsh continued. “We are delighted to have the chance to contribute and to have our entire IFCO management team participate in this effort.”

“Feeding Tampa Bay provides food to more than 700,000 hungry in the 10-county area of West Central Florida,” said Megan Carlson, Volunteer Services Manager at Feeding Tampa Bay. “We are very grateful to companies like IFCO who work hard to help us fulfill our mission.”

“IFCO’s business aligns well with the missions of Feeding America affiliates across the United States. Our business is supplying Reusable Plastic Containers (RPCs) for the fresh food industry. Gathering around the table to share food is a universal human experience, and we were humbled and proud to be part of the effort here in Tampa,” concluded Mr. Walsh.


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Hillary Femal

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Jayci Peters

Communications Manager

Feeding Tampa Bay

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Additional Information

IFCO is the leading global provider of reusable packaging solutions for fresh foods, serving customers in 50+ countries. IFCO operates a pool of over 260 million Reusable Plastic Containers (RPCs) globally, which are used for over 1.3 billion shipments of fresh fruits and vegetables, meat, poultry, seafood, eggs, bread, and other items from suppliers to grocery retailers every year. IFCO RPCs ensure a better fresh food supply chain by protecting freshness and quality and lowering costs, food waste and environmental impact compared to single-use packaging. IFCO is a Brambles Company. www.ifco.com.

About Brambles

Brambles Limited (ASX:BXB) is a supply-chain logistics company operating in more than 60 countries, primarily through the CHEP and IFCO brands. The group is specialized in the pooling of unit-load equipment and related services and concentrates on the outsourced management of pallets, crates and containers. Brambles primarily serves the supply chains for consumer goods, dry and fresh food, food retail trade and general manufacturing industries. The Group is also active in specialized sectors and supports the automotive, aerospace and oil and gas industries. Brambles employs more than 14,000 people and owns more than 500 million pallets, crates and containers through a network of approximately 850 service centers. For further information, please visit www.brambles.com.

About Feeding Tampa Bay

Founded in 1982, Feeding Tampa Bay is the largest food rescue and distribution organization in the community, serving a food-insecure population of more than 700,000 people in a 10-county area. Feeding Tampa Bay recovers surplus food donations from local growers, manufacturers, supermarkets, and organized community food drives and distributes it to those in need through a partnership network of more than 500 faith-based and other incorporated nonprofit hunger relief organizations.

Over the past five years, Feeding Tampa Bay supplied more than 100 million pounds of food, enough to provide more than 3 million meals every month to those who would otherwise go hungry.