IFCO SYSTEMS US has announced a new partnership with the North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) 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 will 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.
Source: IFCO Systems